Singapore has done well compared to the ‘hood (ASEAN)
Personally I have done well compared to many of comparable ability in the hood. This I thank Singapore.
I appreciate that and have paid forward by serving my fellow human beings in which ever communities I have been placed in.
PM Lee Hsien Loong, his 2 DPM's are capable honest men who have Singapore’s well-being at heart.
The next rung of the ruling echelon esply the 4 young guns are promising ...
But I remember what it was like when the PAP held absolute power.
1.When they held 100% of the seats or at most had J B Jeyaratnam (JBJ) (WP) and Chiam See Tong (CST) (then SDP) for sparring partners ( some say punching bags).
2. Role of People's Association grassroots movements: even in wards won by the non-PAP parties, the use of people's tax monies are controlled by PAP politicians Link to role of PA in non-PAP ward
3. GRC (Group Representative Constituency) : one ex-PM famously said that this allows PAP candidates to get into parliament on the coat-tails of Minister candidates. If not, few PAP candidates will be willing to stand for fear of losing. Yes, he really said this! Link to what GCT said about GRC
4. Highest politicians' salaries in the world for which (IMHO) few of the politicians deserve
Hence it is my reasoned opinion that if not for the threat of further defeat at general elections, the nascent reforms by the PAP would not have seen the light of day.