One reader shares how this is so.
Dear New Nation,
I refer to the above article by Kishore Mahbubani, published in The Straits Times on April 13, 2013.
1. Kudos to Singapore Police Force
In the article, which I have read about 15 times to appreciate its essence, Kishore said that Singapore is one of the safest cities in the world because credit goes to the Singapore Police Force for keeping the peace.
I have no choice but to agree that this is absolutely true.
Because without the SPF, Singaporeans will instinctively rape and pillage everything.
But with SPF’s presence, Singaporeans will rein in all their baser desires.
There will, therefore, be no major law breaking. Except minor ones that will be tolerated from time to time.
Such as The Straits Times breaching the Parliamentary Elections Act in February this year by publishing an illegal poll during the Punggol East by-election.
This kind of law-breaking is obviously a minor issue, because there has been no word fron the SPF about the case for a few months now.
2. Kudos to non-rioting Singaporeans and abstract logic
Next, Kishore also said that even though thousands of people were inconvenienced by the MRT breakdowns in recent years, each incident passed peacefully, reflecting the high level of trust that Singaporeans have in their public institutions.
And Singaporeans do not riot as a result of transportation failures because living standards and trust in public institutions are high.
This is, once again, absolutely correct and irrefutable.
It is the same as saying that no man wants to sleep with your wife, because your wife is morally upright and possesses impeccable values, and hence, will not stray.
But in reality, it is actually because she is just plain ugly and looks like a truck.
It is for these two arguments that I fully respect and look up to Kishore Mahbubani and give him full credit for his incisive thinking and unimpeachable logic.
Without him expending effort doing all these thinking on my behalf, I wonder who else can fill his place in this Milky Way?
Citas Cras Ton