Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Dare to change : an alternative vision for Singapore -- Dr. Chee Soon Juan

ISBN: 981-00-5853-5

This book is authored by the Secretary-general of Singapore Democratic Party, Dr. Chee Soon Juan.

In this book, Dr. Chee sought to dispel the existence of "Asian values" and that a more open and democratic society would be more beneficial to Singapore.

He criticised the ruling PAP government's policies and then gave alternatives to them. Some of his criticisms are in the streaming of Primary 4 students at a young age, the Internal Securities Act as irrelevant in this era, healthcare, social aspects, etc.

In my opinion, some of Dr. Chee's alternatives to government's policies are too idealistic and might not be implementable in our local context. However, in retrospect, some of his ideas were actually fulfilled by the PAP government albeit over a long period of time.

Overall Rating: 5/10

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