Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Real meritocracy in Singapore

Everybody who knows even a little bit about Singapore knows that it is a country and society based on real meritocracy. As you can read in this article, even the renowned newspaper the Financial Times has chosen dollars over principles, I mean they have discovered that Singapore's system of government is the best in the world.

"FT said it recognises that the article had given the impression that MM Lee was instrumental in securing the appointment of his son, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, as prime minister. It also said the article had implied that the prime minister had helped his wife, Ho Ching, secure the top position at investment company Temasek Holdings, and that she, in turn, helped her brother-in-law Lee Hsien Yang replace former DBS Bank CEO, Jackson Tai. In its published apology, the FT admitted and acknowledged that these allegations were false and completely without foundation."

The truth, of course, is that it is pure coincidence that the father, the son, the wife and the brother are the most intelligent and best leaders for the country and its $$. Meritocracy at its best. May The Great Leader be succeeded by The Dear Leader. Or am I now mixing up with another great country?

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