05 Sep '11, 1pm

Lee Kuan Yew: Political divide should not become national divide

Lee Kuan Yew: Political divide should not become national divide

Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yee said on Monday evening that if the political divide in Singapore does not become a national divide, then the impact on the country's growth would not be that great. -- ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yee said on Monday evening that if the political divide in Singapore does not become a national divide, then the impact on the country's growth would not be that great. But if it does, Singapore would become 'an ordinary country' with the same problems as the United States and Britain, where there would be 'bickering' between parties. He said that Singapore has had an undivided society so far and a meritocratic system. 'Once we veer away from the meritocratic system, our standards will drop,' he said. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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