December 17, 2009
To lead a society, the MM says in his precise Victorian English, "one must understand human nature. I have always thought that humanity was animal-like. The Confucian theory was man could be improved, but I'm not sure he can be. He can be trained, he can be disciplined."
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August 10, 2009
Slavoj Žižek said:
If there is one person to whom monuments will be built a hundred years from now, Peter Sloterdijk once remarked, it is Lee Kuan Yew, the Singaporean leader who thought up and put into practice a ‘capitalism with Asian values’. The virus of authoritarian capitalism is slowly but surely spreading around the globe. Deng Xiaoping praised Singapore as the model that all of China should follow.
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June 17, 2009
Din Merican said:
Singapore practices meritocracy and Malaysia affirmative action. The former attracted all the best brains and the latter chased out all the brains. The Singapore cabinet consists of dedicated and intelligent technocrats whereas Malaysia has one the most unwieldy cabinet. Not only that, brain wise it was below par.
With that kind of composition, one that is very brainy, naturally Singapore, with no natural resources could outstrip Malaysia in every aspect of development. Malaysia, on the other hand, was too much preoccupied with its Malayness and the illusory “ketuanan Melayu” and was also more interested in iconic development rather than real social and economic development.
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December 11, 2006
Lawman's Thoughts said:
But the clincher - I speculate - and this this is never admitted in the official grounds of decision - is that a failure to award to Genting would have resulted in intense, totally unfriendly and uncertain competition with the region's most established (by far) resorts operator.
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April 22, 2005
Link 1: (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has thrown cold water on speculation that Singapore is poised to grab a grand prix...
Link2: Meanwhile, Singapore prime minister until 1990, Lee Kuan Yew, said he regretted not building a grand prix F1 track. ''(F1) makes no sense to me,'' he said at a business forum, ''but I am sure it would have made Singapore buzz.''
Link3: But, first, money must talk to Bernie Ecclestone. The race would reportedly cost Singapore $13.1m every year, and about $43 million in year-one.