Thursday, February 3, 2011

Need for strong leadership

The world is in quite a messy state. Our Earth is sick, the weather is playing havoc and natural disasters are getting worse. Then there are the threat of terrorism, currency disputes and chaos and disorder in several parts of the world. All this and together with rapid changes in our society, many Singaporeans have a sense of unease.

In such uncertain time it is all the more important to have a stable government and strong political leadership. The government can do little in some cases but in many matters, whether it is financial or law-and-order, a strong effective government can give its people a sense of well-being and security.

Generally we have an efficient civil service and a trusted judiciary. Some of us think that things will be as usual whoever runs the Country. I do not believe this to be so. Without strong political leadership, services and standards will decline, and probably corruption would rear its ugly head again.

You see violent and bloody demonstrations in some countries. The demonstrators do not care about their fellow countrymen who do not want the violence. This is not about democracy or human rights. It is anarchy and selfishness. Some want to change a bad government.

In Singapore, we don’t need violence to change the government. We use our vote.

Stability is needed for peace, investments and jobs. Vote for good governance and a strong government.