Singapore needs to move beyond the Lee family

move beyond

As mud, dust and fire swirl around the bitter feud taking place within Singapore’s pre-eminent Lee family, a calm, highly thoughtful, impressively knowledgeable voice emerges on new media presenting the fruits of his soul-searching on the kind of political system Singapore needs in the post-Lee Kuan Yew era. The article is also highly balanced, and therefore I consider it a must-read for all Singaporeans.

GP students have much to learn from the way the writer argues for his point a healthy respect for the facts, a determination to be fair to even the opposite point of view and respect for different perspectives, and making his case with force and authentic feeling while backing up his statements with logic.


By subrathiru

We have been in a limbo for a while now about where we want to go. As usual, in our country, the talk is about the future of the economy. Interestingly, the future economy is not going to tie in well with a model of authoritarian control. Free-spiritedness and creative thinking will be the currency of the future. There is obviously a realisation within policy circles that we need to get prepared for technological disruption. The only problem is that while everyone foresees disruption, nobody is willing to take bold steps to free up this society.

Read more here.


Blogger and website owner Steven Ooi, a First Class Honours grad from NUS, retired from a distinguished 14-year career as an English and General Paper tutor in 2016.

To view tutors recommended by him, click here.

GP or English tutors keen to be listed on this website (consistently ranked top 15 on Google Singapore for GP tutors/ tuition) as a Recommended Tutor, please email stevenooi18 @ (remove the spaces). Those interested in having links to their website are also welcome to contact him.

Read GP model essays here.



About gptuitionsg

A dedicated English and GP tutor with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore, Steven Ooi retired from the profession after a 14-year career during which he was one of the most sought-after private tutors in Singapore. He is the recipient of the Minerva Prize from NUS, which is awarded to the top English Language honours student of each cohort. This website, which has consistently ranked among the top 10 on Google and has received over 530,000 hits, has now been converted into a GP resource site cum listing of recommended tutors. If you are a GP or English tutor who wishes to be listed here, please email Steven Ooi at stevenooi18 @ (remove the spaces). Interested parties will be assessed and interviewed by him, and qualifications will be checked. These procedures are necessary to uphold quality standards. DISCLAIMER: While every reasonable effort has been made to assess the competence and verify the qualifications of recommended tutors here, no guarantees are made and you engage them at your own risk. By using this website, you agree that you will not hold the webmaster Steven Ooi responsible for any consequences — direct or otherwise — that occur in relation with your use of this website.
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