Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s 1977 ‘awesome’ speech in Parliament – Singapore More Singapore Stories News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Sometimes to do great things you would need to make a unpopular choice.

If you want to be popular, do not try to be popular all the time. Popular government does not mean that you do popular things all the time. We do not want to be unpopular or to do unpopular things. But when they are necessary, they will be done. Popular representative government means that within each five-year period, your policies have demonstrably worked and won popular support. That is what it means. And if we flinch from the unpopular, we are in deep trouble. – LKY

via 10 quotes from Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s 1977 ‘awesome’ speech in Parliament – Singapore More Singapore Stories News & Top Stories – The Straits Times.

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