No duds allowed in my Parliament

March 31, 2011
Singapore Democrats

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No, we are not preventing competition. What we are preventing is duds getting into Parliament and government.

Any person of quality, we welcome him but we don’t want duds. We don’t want Chee Soon Juan, or J.B. Jeyaretnam. They’re not going to build the country.

Lee Kuan Yew, Minister Mentor
(“Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going, by Straits Times Press, 2011)