I read this interesting article in asiaone online paper. The article talks about why
In an article published last week in The Guardian, one of
But Mr Kampfner's article is part of an emerging pattern: Reports from a variety of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international media sources periodically portray
What accounts for this outpouring of venom about a country which, when all is said and done, remains just a tiny speck on the world map? The answer is rather simple.
To a large extent, success is
Western criticism of
Another school of thought accepts that
But both critical trends converge on one point:
Western policymakers are growing desperate over increasing evidence that, far from being unique, Singapore-like development theories are actually working in an increasing number of states.
Yet Singaporeans can also derive satisfaction from the current climate. First, they are the subject of international curiosity because theirs is a system which works.
And they are being scrutinised precisely because people suspect that the
So, this is one instance when criticism may be the sincerest mode of flattery. Regardless of how much it stings.