Singaporean politics seems to be in a political class of its own as long as we think of it primarily as a country. This is where most people make a mistake.
I have tried to explain that we are different. We are a city. We are not a country. The picture changes radically if we instead think of Singapore as a city. (The Straits Times, 30 Oct 09)
– K. Shanmugam, Minister of Law