Yes, that’s right. Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew had openly admitted this. Our 84 year old patriarch said in a speech that if the Singapore opposition ever gained power, they would ruin the country in five years.
If that is the case, the PAP must do better. I mean America survived 8 year of Bush and they are still the sole super-power in the world. Russia survived a decade under Boris Yeltsin, and is now back. But 5 years under the opposition...we would be ruined!
As much as I respect Mr. Lee, if Singapore is ruined by the opposition in just 5 years, I’m afraid the PAP will have to take some of the blame as well. Think about it, the PAP had been in power since independence. Over 40 years in power but we will be ruined after just 5 years of opposition rule. Any voters (or anyone for that matter) will come to the same conclusion when faced with these numbers.
Now some Singaporeans might think that Mr. Lee is "playing the same old record" when he delivers his warning, but I think he truly believe in what he was saying. If I am right and that is the case, I think Mr. Lee should concentrate on helping his son’s government to make Singapore stronger.
After all, no one want to see Singapore “ruined”.