I have confided to some people about the great challenge we will face in the near future due to tension at Taiwan Strait as well as South China Sea. Especially South China Sea issue is extremely delicate and important to us as a trading port. I was very concerned that PAP under PM Lee would just screw it up badly. A small country like Singapore depends on great Diplomacy and Trade for survival. If our political leaders lack diplomatic skills, we will suffer very badly.
Just two years after the passing of LKY, it is unfortunate that my very deep down fear and concern came true. PM Lee, for all his life living enclosed in a palace fed with a golden spoon, does not seem to know how to handle human relationship, lest Diplomacy. Unlike his father who was basically a political street fighter, PM Lee lacks that realistic exposure to understand the importance of the nuance in diplomacy.