Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Singapore's PM criticizes Japan's pork-barrel politics

Great words from PM Lee on how Japan got into trouble:

Pork Barreling - is a derogatory term describing government spending that is intended to benefit constituents of a politician in return for their political support such as votes. Yes we are lucky that the PAP govt does not engage in pork barrel politics by linking votes to govt spending schemes.

Friday, October 7, 2005 at 07:24 JST SINGAPORE — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday criticized the corruption and pork barrel politics that have bedeviled Japan's political system.
Lee, speaking at a luncheon organized by the Foreign Correspondents Association, said Japan is a good example of an Asian-style parliamentary democracy that has worked well. "But they landed into problems because of corruption, money politics, pork barreling, and then necessary changes were not made and the country, instead of making adjustments and prospering like America, just flew straight on and went into a storm. So how do we maintain our system and not end up like that?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

By calling the kettle black