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Sunday, 24 April 2011

Tan Jee Say: Gratitude (to govt) is not servitude

GE 2011 - Quotable Quotes
Tan Jee Say (SDP)

When asked if he is ‘biting the hand’ which ‘fed’ him by standing against the PAP, Mr Tan replied:

"I have this deep sense of gratitude to the government, to the leaders who have sent me on the government scholarship, but gratitude is not servitude, it is not blind loyalty, it does not mean giving up the sense of what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is bad. In fact, the best way to show gratitude is to build upon the source of gratitude or to put it back on the right path, if it loses its way."

He added that he is still friends with PAP ministers George Yeo, Mah Bow Tan and Lim Hng Kiang and do not want to stand against them in their respective constituencies.

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