Speaking to overseas Singaporeans based in Brunei, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong insisted that his dictatorship is leading Singapore in the “right direction”. However PM Lee was speaking without basis and he was unable to come out with any figures to explain what he meant by “right direction”:
“This year, we should make more than 2.5 per cent growth… some people are a bit concerned about jobs, cost of living, what would the future mean. But I think that we are on the right track, and we are heading in the right direction. Part of moving in the right direction is having Singaporeans working overseas help the Republic fit in the world and be friends with our countries around us.”
In his speech, the dictator PM did not give an update on the increasing train breakdowns, worsening diplomacy with China and US, rising unemployment figures, falling birth rate, corrupted Presidency walkover and a list of negative developments in Singapore.
PM Lee also said that small countries should work together, and praised his father Lee Kuan Yew for leaving Malaysia:
“Sultan Hassanal’s father – the Sri Begawan – and the late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew got to know each other and became friends when both countries were negotiating to enter Malaysia. In the end, Singapore entered Malaysia and Brunei did not. After some time, Singapore left from Malaysia“ When Mr Lee next met the Sri Begawan, they both knew that one had made one choice and one had made a different choice, and both have eventually come to the same conclusion.”