Power can be very wonderful and can change a person, his character. From a meek little kid, he may now talk very big, even turning himself into a monster or a bully.
Power can come from many sources, money, position of authority and in politics, political power, the most fearsome when abused. People in position of authority and power should, ok this is spoken from the point of a person without Power and could fall victim to Power, exercise Power with a little humility and sensitivity. The very reason for saying this is that this is a democracy, I think it is though some may disagree, and your position in Power can be taken away by the very people that gives you the power and the very people you are throwing your power at.
You just do not know when you will lose your power, and become Ah Kow again, though you may not live in the HDB heartland anymore. But Singapore is such a small place and you are going to bump into people that were at the receiving end of your Power when you exercise them abusively. I bet you it would not be a pleasant encounter and experience should that day come.
When one is stripped of Power, the playing field will be level again and an Ah Kow will be treated as an Ah Kow. Be more foresighted and circumspect and prepared for that day when you are Ah Kow again. Exercise your Power, the temporary Power bestowed upon you by virtue of your current position and authority with a little care. It is not going to be with you forever. Hope the day would not come when abusive Power is thrown at you, when you are on the wrong side of Power.
Life is temporary, everything is temporary and changing. Don’t be cocky.