Singapore foreign minister’s apology lays bare angst over elite school obsession and class divide – Asia – South China Morning Post

Singapore foreign minister’s apology lays bare angst over elite school obsession and class divide – Asia – South China Morning Post

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When Singapore’s foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan remarked on an opposition politician’s educational background to a party colleague in parliament on Tuesday, he did not expect what he said to go viral.But his asides were caught on microphone – and with the session being live-streamed, an audio clip with the comments “He’s illiterate”, “Seriously, how did he get into RI?” and “Must be a lousy school” quickly made the rounds.Online, public attention focused more on the exchange than the…Read More

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