Each student had to take three subjects.... and economics, because I believed it could teach me how to make money in business and on the stock market – I was naive!

Earlier, in January, Raja had drafted a PAP statement, which I then issued, proposing a general amnesty for the MCP. It was reasonable and logical, but in retrospect, naive and unworkable.

I had been naive in putting the few English-educated activists that I had into contact with the Chinese-speaking cadres of the MCP.