GE2020 Video 2. The natural aristocrats: We know everything. Just listen to us

 

Many have long admired Singapore’s brand of elite governance. However, its persistence today in its current form, I believe, is harmful for this stage of our socio-political evolution.

“The starting point of this reappraisal of elite governance must be that Singapore’s educated elite has become more fragmented, more diverse and heterogeneous, and less cohesive ideologically and politically.”

(From Governing in the New Normal, an essay by Donald Low, buddy and occasional co-conspirator.)

This is the second in a series of four GE2020 videos:

1. “To help the PAP and Singapore improve, I’m voting opposition.”
Click here

2. “The natural aristocrats: We know everything. Just listen to us.”
This

3. “Singapore is small and vulnerable so we need a one-party state. True?”
Wednesday, 8 July, 7pm

4. ” If I vote for the opposition, will I lose my job? Will Singapore collapse?”
Thursday, 9 July, 9am

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Show notes:

0:17 Lee Kuan Yew on Singapore disintegrating without 300 key PAP men

Click to access lky19710428.pdf

0:25 Lee Hsien Loong on a natural aristocracy
https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/cases-against-bloggers-dominate-dialogue-pm

1:48 Lee Hsien Loong on the reserved presidency
https://www.pmo.gov.sg/newsroom/pm-lee-hsien-loong-parliamentary-debate-constitution-amendment-bill

3:07 Halimah Yacob’s Malay identity
https://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/doubts-about-presidential-hopefuls-not-being-malay-enough-are-off-track

4:40 Kumar on beautiful Indian ladies

5:13 Frank Underwood in House of Cards

5:31 Chan Chun Sing calls Halimah Yacob ‘Madam President’

6:44 Lee Hsien Loong: “Merdeka!”

7:00 Expat basket of goods & Singapore’s cost of living
https://www.gov.sg/article/is-singapore-the-most-expensive-city-to-live-in

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