The Star Online, 15 Mar 2014
In Singapore, leaders who shine academically are finding it tough coping with real life crisis.
The Little India Inquiry has produced an uncomplimentary account of how scholar leaders could fare in a major disorder.
Indirectly, the city’s first riot in 40 years provided a chance to test the real capabilities of Singapore’s scholar-police leaders.
Since independence their mettle, like that of a whole generation of Singaporeans, has been largely untested because of the lack of any crisis. Academically these scholars excelled, passing exams with distinctions, but how does their performance measure up in a big riot? Full story