No, we are not preventing competition. What we are preventing is duds getting into Parl and govt. 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. But if any serious man turns up and forms an alternative equal to us, I say, ‘Good’. Then we are getting a proper alternative. But look at the candidates they put up.
Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew (excerpt from ‘Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going’)