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5/18/2010

Notable quote by Goh Keng Swee

"A system may arise in which the dominant minority... arrogate to itself not only the openings to the seats of power, but also the avenues by which individuals can fit themselves out for such positions of power. The dominant minority is thus able to point out those outside of the charmed circle just do not have the necessary qualifications to be admitted to the elite group." Dr Goh Keng Swee I copied the above quotes from Loh Chee Kong's article posted in Corporate Observer. In the same article there are several quotes that are worth readin, to freshen up from the staleness of the new mantras that violate the wisdom of the old. Reading his speech and the quotes gives one the impression that he had seen it coming and was warning us of how things could turn out in the future. His reticence after retirement could say a lot.

9 comments:

Wally Buffet said...

Silence is golden,
What more can you say that is not trodden.

The path was right,
but you just cannot fight might.

Best to rest and sleep,
My work is done and it's yours to keep.

Jai.T said...

Hi Mr.Chua,

I understand that this is not the correct topic to fit the following video in. But i would like to know what are your thoughts after watching this video from youtube.
It's the latest Malaysian by-election campaign speech by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak in Sibu, Sarawak.

I would think that this video may be of interest to many Singaporeans who follows regional politics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwNLT428PqU

Thank you for the space.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Hi Jai T, Welcome to the blog.

Will take a look at the video and give you my comments later. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

When they themselves said that they are the best there is to govern this country, who can say otherwise.

The arrogance is overpowering enough.

Anonymous said...

When the mighty and powerful have to stoop to bribing the people; me thinks the people is still powerful.

But, if the people want to be bought over, then me does not know how to describe the people anymore.

You may like to tell me what You think of the people who sell themselves.............

patriot

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Hi Jai, I like the video. It is quite funny actually, with Najib asking the voters how much they want to vote for a BN candidate. He was light hearted and the mood is quite good actually for an election instead of the cloak and dagger style in the past.

His main message is that the govt is for the people, to look after the people. And he is willing to listen to the people and not dictating to the people on what is good for them. He asked the people what they want.

Anonymous said...

The carrot, liked the one offered by SM Goh Chok Tong, to/at our opposition held constituencies, was not able to buy the peoples' hearts.

Bribery seems useless to those who refused to sell their principles and integrities.

Barisan National lost in the Sibu Election.

patriot

Anonymous said...

If a nation can only move in a particular direction with bribes, it is only a recipe for disaster.

Short term rewards will not bear long term results.

And I can say emphatically that it is not true that all people can be bought. Hougang and Potong Pasir residents proved they have their principles.

And I hope they will continue to do so, because right now they have nothing to loose.

Jai.T said...

Dear all,

Thank you for your time to comment.

Rgrds
JT