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Standards set too high for political talent?

The following is an excerpt of a letter published on April 6, 2011 at TODAY online.

Letter from Leong Sze Hian

I refer to the articles "Two-party system 'not workable in S'pore due to shortage of talent'" and "Putting together S'pore's next A-Team ..."(April 6).

The Prime Minister's remarks that there is not enough talent to form two first-class teams to govern Singapore well were aptly put and timely, in light of the fact that Singapore has just come out of its worst recession with sterling job growth, record GDP growth of 14.5 per cent last year and record foreign investments.

Since there were an unprecedented five financial crises in the last 13 years, for Singapore to sustain its phenomenal economic development in future may be challenging. Hence, I agree with Mr Lee Hsien Loong's timely call to focus on what needs to be done to ensure we have the right talent to lead Singapore for the next five years.

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