19 May '11, 4pm

A reply to Catherine Lim's LKY piece, from Joan Hon, daughter of the late Hon Sui Sen. FB:

A great article. Was LKY solely responsible for the great achievements of Singapore ? Were Goh Keng Swee, Rajaratnam, Devan Nair, Bakar,Byrne, Jek Yuen Thong simply functionaries who deserve no credit ? It seems to me that Singapore’s strategy was devised on very simple premises. A high standard of education with English as the working language and zero tolerance for corruption. Singapore adopted talent from anywhere in the world most of all the clever ones from Malaysia and more recently the brilliant minds from India and China.LKY restricted his own people to 2 children and that gave him the ability to pick the best minds from the region and the globe.LKY ran a very efficient factory floor. He used fear very effectively. His policies produced very competitive Singaporeans motivated to be at the top of the class, striving to get into Oxford and Cambridge, Harvard and Yale...

Full article: http://catherinelim.sg/2011/05/17/the-ge-2011-political-d...

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