Quotes by Singaporean authors
The big nest was in Afghanistan, thats not quite cleared, then there are nests in the Philippines, there are nests in Indonesia, the Malaysians are clearing up their nests.
Let me make the Workers' Party's position clear: When we deal with public discourse, I think it's very helpful, in fact it's critical, that we all deal with objective information.
Everybody has his place; everybody is equal. Treated equally, equal standing, equal rights and status.
Every WP member can bring in a member of any race and religion. I think it's probably healthy we do it that way rather than play up the racial dimension too much.
I was drawn to the ethos of WP, which believes in building a strong and reasonable opposition that contributes to our political landscape in Singapore in a constructive manner. It's a party that does not oppose for the sake of opposing.
In fact, it is my case that POFMA can easily become a proverbial Damocles sword that would hang over members of the public who do not support the government's narrative or toe the government's line.
As an actor, when you want to capture the spirit of the character, and the character exists in all of the iterations slightly differently, you work towards getting a sense of what the creators wanted to do, you know? Then, you work off of that.
Peace and security both in Europe and in the Pacific still depend on a balance of power.
I think that is what the electorate is looking for - they are not looking for a pretty face to lead the country. They are looking for someone who can give them hope, who can promise them change and who can tell them this is your hands and you have the ownership of how you want to steer the country forward.
We are looking for ways where you can have a sandbox, where you have a restricted environment within which people can try new things, and I can try new rules. And depending on what works, then I open up the sandbox, and it becomes the new rule for the whole system.
Addressing racism requires constant attention and an acknowledgement that strengthening the Singapore core is a collective responsibility, with every race an important part of the conversation.
In a democracy, you have the right to say what you want, but don't forget about equality: are you putting someone else down by saying it?
We must always strive for greater heights at the town council level to continue building the public's confidence in alternate political leaders.
Live a full life, an honest life so that on your deathbed, you can tell yourself that you did the best you could, in the circumstances that were presented to you.
One of the reasons America is welcome in Asia is because with America... there is a certain idealism and a certain bigness of soul. You want the region to prosper; you want countries to do well, and you are prepared to help them.
America is a great nation, not just because of your power and your wealth, but because of your high ideals, openness, and generosity of spirit.
We want to show Singaporeans that if you vote in an opposition party, it doesn't mean your town is going to descend into chaos.
I feel as much pressure as anyone does about their work, really. You just want to be productive; only difference is that the work is seen and judged by a few more people.
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