Hard Truths , Chapter 2 – Will The PAP Last ?
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… His central concern now is persuading the younger generation that the future is uncertain, and can be secured only if they take to heart Singapore’ need for able and committed leaders.
“This place is like a chronometer,” he said. ” You drop it, you break it, it’s finished. Some countries, you get a second chance, you buy spare parts, you put it back again. I’m not sure we’ll ever get a second change. ”
Making sure the one chance was not squandered has been has life’ calling. He put i more plainly : ” Singapore is my concern till the end of my life.”
That, no one doubts.