08 Apr '11, 11am

The PAP view that politics is about getting skilled people to run an administration is based on a wrong...

Singapore inherited a strong Civil Service from the British Administration and along the line the "locals" have continued to strengthen and upheld the great traditions of the Civil Service. In the same manner professionals and technocrats (including those in financial and business) have also contributed and provided leaderships for the growth. Politicians including Lee Kuan Yew and his peers could not have succeeded without the presence and support of these people. I am totally aware of this because I have lived in and worked in this environment and have also contributed in my small ways. The clear vision that I have gathered from this is that the "politicians" from the PAP, from the time of LKY, regarded themselves as the "know-all"s and have always treated others with little due respect. They talked down on these equally important people. At every meeting, the politician...

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