singapore is a land of big personal sacrifices
my earlier post talked about the huge sacrifice of all full blooded singapore men to perform national service as a duty to the nation. the greatest personal sacrifices actually came from our politicians. these rare talents have stepped forward to serve the nation instead of remaining in the private sector where they could earn 3 or more times what the state could afford to pay them. the state should remember the sacrifices of these humble but talented men and honour them, maybe in a house of fame. such great sacrifices for the nation are rare among leaders of the world today. we shall start to honour great men like goh keng swee, hon sui sen, rajaratnam, toh chin chye, yusoff ishak etc etc.