Keeping Singapore safe from 'big shots'

People can accept huge differences in wealth but they will revolt if there is a privilege and entitlement divide between elites and masses

Every now and then, something happens which tells you a bit about the country, its people and how things have changed, or not.

The case of Ms Parti Liyani, former maid of Mr Liew Mun Leong, who had been convicted earlier of stealing from her employer but had the decision overturned on appeal, is one such example.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 20, 2020, with the headline 'Keeping Singapore safe from 'big shots''. Subscribe