05 Sep '11, 1pm

Lee Kuan Yew cautions against turning political divide into

Lee Kuan Yew cautions against turning political divide into

SINGAPORE: Singapore's former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has cautioned Singaporeans against turning the current political divide into a national divide. He said Singapore could achieve high income growth as compared with its neighbours because during its independence, it had an undivided society that was solidly behind a meritocratic system. Mr Lee was speaking to 1,800 students at a dialogue session at the Nanyang Technological University on Monday evening. The dialogue - also attended by Education Minister Heng Swee Keat - is part of the annual ministerial forum series organised by the NTU Students' Union. During the dialogue, Mr Lee acknowledged that the one thing which will change in Singapore and which has already happened is the political divide. He said as long as the political divide does not degenerate into a national divide, it will not have much impact on the ...

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