THIS IS NOT A GAME OF CARDS. THIS IS YOUR LIFE AND MINE
With all the established institutions that we have, the country will continue to function smoothly and efficiently and we will continue to prosper, they say.Essentially what they are doing is to shift your confidence to institutions in an attempt to assure you that it does not matter who forms the government because we have great institutions.
Which leads to the question: Then why bother to elect a government, and a mediocre one at that? Why not dispense with government and let the civil service run the country?
But we know better. Institutions are great because of their leaders.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew was a lifelong champion of the rule of law. When he became Prime Minister in 1959, the first thing he set out to do was to eradicate corruption in public institutions.
Thus over the years, the institutions have gone from strength to strength because of strong leadership and an anti-corruption stance.
Indeed, leaders are the ones who set the tone and directions for institutions. They are the policy makers. They make key decisions and they are the ones called upon to respond to crises.
Leaders matter and it matters who we choose to be leaders in government because they either make or break an institution and a country.
Look at AHPETC and see what one term of poor management has done to its finances. Election is coming and still their accounts remain in a mess. Can you entrust your future to them?
Look at Greece and see what bad governance can do to a once prosperous country.