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The Barren Political Landscape: Way back in the fifties and the sixties, when the population was less than 1 mil...

The Barren Political Landscape: Way back in the fifties and the sixties, when the population was less than 1 mil...

The Barren Political Landscape January 27, 2012 by admin Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics , Dr Wong Wee Nam By Dr Wong Wee Nam 26 January 2012 The ominous forecast is that if we don’t continue to attract a stream of good people into political leadership, we are doomed to become a little black dot. This statement is essentially true, except that salaries, however high, would not be the right solution to alleviate this problem. There are historical reasons why we are starved of political leadership in Singapore. To solve this problem, the right thing to do is the remove the inherent obstacles. Way back in the fifties and the sixties, when the population was less than 1 million, Singapore had no problem with educated people and professionals coming forward to serve in public office. At that time, pay was not a consideration. Passion was. In fact in 1963, there were t...

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