The article in question was received by me from Mellanie Hewitt of SgReview.
I have also previously posted articles here that are not of the Michael Moore variety. Read the following calling for the PAP to inject a little bit of Adam Smith into the lion city.
And This SingaBloodyPorean Has a Complaint ... brought to you today by the letter 'E'
The good Mr. Steven McDermott, puts up an impassioned voice which I just discovered mere moments ago, as a client screamed three quarter of his tonsils into my ear.
"These bloody blogs, they are ... they are ... crazy." said he, seemingly at loss for words.
Blogging myself, I too, for once was at a loss for words.
Client confidentiality binding, I shall now get to the point of this blog entry. Mr. McDermott here seems to think that Temasek, Singapore's state investment arm, has to be more transparent and fears that 'who's who in Singapore's incestous political circles and GLCs/TLCs' might be profiting from the state's coffers.
For the uninitiated, Temasek has controlling stakes in some of the best run companies in the world. They have taken the leap into an opportunity window with Microsoft and stayed steadfastly erect with their investments in Pfizer to call in huge profits on both.
The SSD (SingTel, Singapore Airlines and DBS Bank) cluster represents the definition of world class management and writes new standards in the book of customer management, innovative strategies and a leader in value based management practice.
Heck, I wrote countless case studies on Singapore Airlines alone to persuade other carriers like Emirates and Royal Jordanian to invoke a RPK (revenue per kilometre) based sub compartmentalised yield management system based on different fare structures, so as not to fall prey to pricing battles. This approach is used to extremely good effect by Mr. Tony Fernandez of Air Asia, incidentally not the best friend of Singapore at the moment.
I am sure many consultants have used Singaporean companies as a yardstick when evaluating the deployment of various strategies within their engagements in this region, noting the cultural similarities.
Mr. McDermott, considering your article, I am inclined to look on with a tad envy at your complaints. You have brass ones between your legs, that I have to give you and as a tribute, you are the subject of my Sesame Street post, brought to you by the letter 'E'.
The defining word today would be 'Eerie', to describe what came over me as I read your post.