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Saturday, January 22, 2011

He Still Puts Singapore First

I found it quite amusing to read about The Straits Times' interview of Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew in today's papers. He clearly stated that he could never be non-partisan, given his long association with the PAP (and the fact that he was its founding member). BUT, he also said that his first and foremost concern was Singapore, not the PAP. Hmmmmm... that's as good as saying that he is non-partisan eh?

But that's what I like about Lee Kuan Yew. He puts us first. Always has. Always will.

And if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. PAP is the tool. Singapore is the creation. As the master craftsman of Singapore's success, it is easier to change the tool, than destroy one's creation by stubbornly keeping a tool that no longer serves its purpose well.

All Singaporeans are children of Lee Kuan Yew. Any new opposition parties that are birthed are scions of his legacy. The man OWNS us, opposition or not. But I ain't complaining about the PAP. It HAS really come through in many ways, responding to the electorate's concerns about poverty, housing, widening income gap. I worried for a bit, but no longer. There are men in power who are compassionate, honest and wise.

Petunia can make apple pie in peace.

4 comments:

Theanne... said...

Years ago when husband visited Singapore (work related) he was very impressed with the Lees. Happy to hear that they continue to do good work there!

petunialee said...

Wow! Was your husband in the military? When did he visit?

My SINFONIA said...

Well you know what I think about him...can't agree with you more. My sis is going to get me his new book Hard Truths or something like that. Can't wait. Hey brand new look to your blog. Nice!

petunialee said...

My Sinfonia - Glad ya like it!! And him!!