Lee Kuan Yew (2009) on nation-building:
“Well, we make them say the national pledge [...] but suppose we have a famine, will your Malay neighbour give you the last few grains of rice or will she share it with her family or fellow Muslim or vice versa?”
"In looking back over the last 30 years, I believe we were fortunate that 77 per cent of our people had strong Chinese traditional values..." https://t.co/LecyDhaRmO
"... which put emphasis on the strength of the family, the bringing up of children to be modest, hardworking, thrifty, filial, loyal and law abiding..." https://t.co/g2jxfovlZd
"... Their behaviour had an influence on the non-Chinese Singaporeans." - Lee Kuan Yew (1992) https://t.co/O2SF7pxisO
"I have said openly that if we were 100 per cent Chinese, we would do better..." https://t.co/1HJ655MlB5
"... But we are not and never will be, so we live with what we have." - Lee Kuan Yew (1997) on a multi-racial Singapore & the 'x-factor' in national development. https://t.co/clmDgERDTn
On a more serious note: Please. Do. Not. Hoard.
On another serious note: Do consult the MoH website for updates & news.
Some have asked if he really said that. Sadly, he did—till the end. Sources are below.
It’s impt that we tackle this pandemic with specific awareness on history, politics, race, and xenophobia. Y'all can't claim superiority over PRCs, HKers, or others with shit in your hands. https://t.co/a60xCbFhB8