Alumnus Chan Chun Sing on Lee Kuan Yew’s meritocracy nation

February 24, 2016

Channel News Asia (CNA) reported that the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Chan Chun Sing, told the St Gallen Symposium Singapore Forum that instead of blindly chasing conventional definitions of success, society must have diverse groups of people and talents. Singapore must not become a ‘yardstick society’, Mr Chan said. “Don’t become a yardstick society in which we aimlessly, blindly chase goals regardless of what we’re good at. That’s the saddest thing we can do for ourselves,” he told the audience. “The whole society will then lose resilience because it has become monolithic.” Continue reading article. Photo from The Online Citizen.

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