"Opposition pledges yet to be fulfilled"
No one expects everything to be honky-dory with the opposition states especially since the outgoing leaders were reported to have many important files destroyed as if state documents were their personal property. But so far no action has been reported on this destruction.
Of course the new administration in 5 states find managing a state is different from street protests but they are learning fast. But what of the BN states? It seems to be the usual "same old, same old". Life carries on as if nothing is ever going to change.
Here are some words of advice from LKY on good governance. It is most apt as there are basically 3 important points. A sort of KISS for leaders.
(KISS is "Keep It Simple, Stupid")
Speaking at the first World Cities Summit and International Water Week, he suggests:
"LKY: One freak election result is all it takes to wipe S’pore out"
The 3 main points for good governance are:
- A government that people have confidence in and will trust when tough decisions need to be taken.
- Leaders who are above board, who make decisions based on necessity, not how they will personally benefit. He said Singaporeans know they have such leaders because, over the years, “We have not got richer, Singapore has”.
- Most importantly, a country needs able men in charge.
So how do our leaders score on these 3 basic criteria?