24 August 2003


Today is the anniversary of Martin Luther King's historic "I have a dream" speech. 40 years ago, the good reverend spoke out against discrimination and poverty.

Of course, our national newspaper posts nothing about the anniversary, or the commemorative events and speeches in the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington today. Perhaps our journalists think that there is no poverty and no racial prejudice in our beloved Singapore?

Instead, we have 4 pages devoted to the "Singapore Succession System" and the Heir Apparent, Mini-Lee.

I quote from Pascal:
We do not choose as captain of a ship the most highly born of those aboard.

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