You need to have good people: honourable, capable, committed in politics, standing in public office. It's not a guarantee, but it's the ideal we have to aim for.

Lee Hsien Loong

Lee Hsien Loong

Profession: Politician
Nationality: Singaporean

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Everybody has his place; everybody is equal. Treated equally, equal standing, equal rights and status.

The old model for India was to be self-sufficient. It was the ideal India became independent with, that you spin your own thread, make your own clothes.

If we have no foreign workers, our economy suffers; our own lives suffer.

The Chinese are quite clear what their interests are and very consistent on pushing their interests.

I do not owe hundreds of millions of potential foreign workers from around the world an obligation. I owe Singaporeans a responsibility.

You will always have politics being pushed towards multiracial politics because you have to field a team.

We stand stoutly against all forms of terrorism, and cross-border terror is a particular problem that India has. Singapore has a problem with cross-border terror, too, because we are a very small country, and it is quite possible for an attack to be mounted on Singapore from beyond our shores.

It has to be good to live in Singapore because otherwise, nobody will stand for it.

I don't have farmers I can convert into factory workers.

Criticism, any amount, we welcome it. Come, let's have a discussion - in Parliament, all the better.

The tactics we were able to use in the 1960s, 1970s - let's have a campaign, mobilize everybody and, therefore, social pressure - stop littering, or stop spitting, or be courteous to one another: I am not sure that kind of approach will work anymore.

The natural result of people preferring one of their own race is that a minority race president will find it hard to get elected, and so it's something we should do something about and which we can do something about.

For trade to grow, India must make a strategic decision that you want to encourage interdependence and more openness and more trade-based economy.

Overall, we think religion is a good thing. I mean, if we were godless society, we would have many other problems; the communists found that out.