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Treat It As A War

Treat It As A War

Click to enlarge Sometimes you have to remember what they say, the words they use, the tone they invoke. In 2013, Chan Chun Sing – a former Army general – invoked the ghost of Britain’s war time Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, in his speech at the PAP convention. I always remembered the CCS’ speech... 

Leadership succession in Singapore

Leadership succession in Singapore

Singapore is now in a leadership succession crisis. Heng Swee Kiat, who was in line to be the next prime minister, resigned abruptly from leadership of the team that is preparing to take over from the current prime minister. However, it seems that he will continue as a senior minister for the time being. The other contenders... 

A ‘crisis of leadership’ in Singapore

A ‘crisis of leadership’ in Singapore

In 2008, Viswa Sadasivan gave a talk where he spoke of a “crisis of leadership” in Singapore. Gerald Giam, who was my deputy editor at The Online Citizen at the time, reported on the speech. (See article below.) Viswa spoke after the 2006 General Elections, PM Lee’s first election as PM after taking office... 



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