Singapore’s foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan. Photo: AFP
Singapore’s foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan. Photo: AFP
Singapore

Singapore foreign minister’s apology lays bare angst over elite school obsession and class divide

  • Vivian Balakrishnan has apologised to opposition politician Leong Mun Wai for questioning his educational background while in parliament
  • The incident has fuelled discussion on how capabilities are measured by the schools a person attended, and raised questions about leaders’ private views

Singapore’s foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan. Photo: AFP
Singapore’s foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan. Photo: AFP
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