Wednesday, 08 Apr 2015
As one who worked closely with Mr Lee Kuan Yew for a period, I want to focus on just four aspects of his leadership that remain with me.
First, he had an absolute obsession to ensure an honest, corruption-free political process and public administration system. He had seen the damage a nation and society suffer when well-meaning leaders allow those close to them to take advantage of their position. Mr. Lee demanded and expected honesty and probity from political colleagues, from his equivalent of "Long March" comrades, public servants and from all members of his family.
He was sometimes seen as a hard-hearted man who acted without feelings. But on the few occasions he discussed privately with me the decision to act against someone, I know that he agonised over the decision. He was convinced that a soft-hearted approach would undermine the ethos he wanted to embed deeply in public service.
The second point is how he planned succession.
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