I have more working experience than most of the ministars. To survive in the private sectors. One need to be smart and clever to survive many bullets and sabohing colleagues.
Our system is focusing on getting ministers who are only good in studies and never work one day in the private sectors depending on their own efforts to get the job. How many of them ever went for interviews 2-3 times to sell their skills and getting that job?
Most are just good in memorizing from the textbooks. If you can remember things well, it is not hard to score in exams.
Most of them have their entire career path planned for them which is why sinkapore is sinking, they dun have to fight for their own careers. Just being normal will ensure suffice income for retirement. Even policies makers from various ministries are scholars as well. They designed policies based on textbook facts without understand market needs.
That is why sinkapore is in such a state now.