Have you guys watched the latest snippet of BBC’s interview with PM Lee Hsien Loong shared by Channel News Asia today?
Our PM Lee Hsien Loong BBC appearance was soooo much BURN. WATCH! 😀
"Why should you presume to tell me how my country should run?"#Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks to HARDtalk. #BBCPMLee bbc.in/2mo7yjH
Posted by BBC News on Monday, 27 February 2017
I especially LOVED how PM Lee responded to the reporter’s condescending assumptions in his line of questioning. So much class!
“The world is a diverse place. Nobody has a monopoly of virtue or wisdom.” –PM Lee Hsien Loong
Here’s a toast to our Prime Minister for standing his ground so well! =)
This is another classic case of a “What is” VS “What should be” conversation. The people who preach that Singapore “should” do this and that– Just look at their track records. Have they done anything constructive for Singapore?
In other words, IF our nation ever vanishes one day, do these “should-sayers” with NO stakes in Singapore have to suffer the consequences?
It’s easy to preach “should”s when you don’t have to be responsible for the livelihood of many, isn’t it?
Don’t get me wrong, of COURSE it is good to have noble ideals. However, in a world of constrained resources and responsibilities, leaders have to make tough trade-offs and choices.
With freedom of expression comes A LOT of responsibility. Will I trust the masses with complete responsibility?
Looking at the UK’s recent excellent choice of BREXIT, OPPS! I think I’ll pass. Thanks and no thanks!