Fear, scarcity vs innovation, generosity

Nominated MP Kuik Shiao-Yin, a social entrepreneur, yesterday gave an impassioned call for Singapore to ditch two key “cultural roadblocks to transformation” – fear and scarcity thinking.

Here is an excerpt of her speech, which drew applause from the chamber: “It really disturbs me that year after year, we still rank kiasu, kiasi as among the top defining traits of what makes us Singaporean.

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