2/19/2009

Notable quote by Ong Teng Cheong

“My loyalty is first and foremost, to the people of Singapore. It has always been so, and will always remain so.” Ong Teng Cheong, First Elected President.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did the PAP had a knuckle to grind against Ong?

redbean said...

can't be. he was trying to do his job well.

Anonymous said...

And indirectly signal to the one succeeding him to just enjoy his stay in the Istana and not give any trouble. It does not pay to do a good job.

Lost Citizen

Matilah_Singapura said...

> “My loyalty is first and foremost, to the people of Singapore. <

Ahhh! Big fucking deal. Every NS man has got to pledge even more than that!

He was full of shit (even though he was a nice guy). No point making a claim if you don't have the power nor the means to back it up.

The power of the state lies within the 'active' government, not the figure-head head of state.

The man has no political power. Lee Kuan Yew spent many years perfecting and maintaining his rein on power.

OTC, in his wildest dreams never had any political power at all. People liked him, he was a nice guy. That's it.

Nice guys "lose" when it comes to politics. The winners are the toughest thugs and gangsters.