Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A little history

Stumbled on this two sentences while searching for something else:
When Michael Manley took over the government of Jamaica in l972, Jamaica's economy was one of the fastest growing in the world, and Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore was adopting our programmes. Now we're killing each other and selling cigarettes by the side of the road, while Singapore has become a First World country.
This is from the article, Unspeakable treachery, about Barack Obama by Dawn Ritch in the Jamaica Gleaner.

As a Singaporean, it feels good to know such history.

PS: I find a collection of such info might be interesting. So I copied this to a new blog that will focus on these little packets of information on Singpore.

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