Saturday, October 29, 2005

Why don’t we have open political competition, free media yet?

Oct 29, 2005
A difficult transition for Russia

So, what is important is to remember that before you can have open political competition, free media, you need about 40 to 50 per cent of your population to be middle class, income US$5,000 and above. And educated. …

MM Lee on whether creating a viable, competitive economy requires Western political freedoms.

Hmmm…. According to Singapore Department of Statistic, 55.1% of residents aged 25 years and over have secondary or higher qualifications in 2004. About 75% of the Singaporean households have an annual income of S$24708 in 2003.

According to these statistics, I am pretty sure that we have reached the standard that MM Lee had set for ‘open political competition, free media.’

So my question is why don’t we have them yet?


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