10 May '11, 9am

From miyagi.sg: Goh Chok Tong Analogy Contest #sgelections

Think of this anal­ogy. I was given a recruit who was assessed to have the poten­tial to be a good sol­dier. The pla­toon had to cap­ture a hill. The recruit came under a hail of bul­lets. As pla­toon leader, I had to pro­tect him, even at the risk of my own life. Am I being stub­born or deaf? Or did I not do the hon­ourable thing expected of a pla­toon leader? That the recruit could have been bet­ter pre­pared for the mis­sion or be an older, more expe­ri­enced recruit is a sep­a­rate point. I am aware of the wide­spread unhap­pi­ness at send­ing this recruit to the pla­toon. But I would say, now that the recruit has sur­vived the ordeal of bat­tle, let him prove that he can be a good soldier…

Full article: http://miyagi.sg/2011/05/goh-chok-tong-analogy-contest/

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