Dr Tan Cheng Bock's and Dr Kanwaljit Soin's respective articles in 1999. Still worth a read. A similar point of view published in 2007 in the Hong Kong Medical Journal. We must wonder what Dr Tan and Dr Soin would make of the recent clumsy and divisive politicking by their medical colleague, Dr Balakrishnan, the ophthalmologist and current Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports (Update: well, Dr Tan has made his views clear). Perhaps we can count it a small blessing that there were no other doctors on the Holland-Bukit Timah slate.