Sunday, October 16, 2011

What Singapore Wannabes Cannot Miss

The following Lee Kuan Yew's quote:

The World Bank report's conclusions are part of the culture of America and, by extension, of international institutions. It had to present its findings in a bland and universalizable way, which I find unsatisfying because it doesn't grapple with the real problems. It makes the hopeful assumption that all men are equal, that people all over the world are the same. They are not. Singapore shall be forever a sovereign democratic and independent nation, founded upon the principles of liberty and justice and ever seeking the welfare and happiness of the people in a most and just equal society. Even from my sick bed, even if you are going to lower me in my grave and I feel something is going wrong, I will get up.

Amen.

4 comments:

SR said...

The maverick seems seriously allergic to anything aiming at the opposite of excellence!

akagugo said...

Was he inspired by our local SAJ or was it the other way round?

Anonymous said...

Wai, LKY finn tuletan ena enn bon piow-detector.

Maladi puvwar a tupri in byen trape kuma dir...

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Wonder what LKY would have thought reading this kind of crap. Or this. Don't worry if you don't understand anything, the author doesn't probably either.