“Churchmen, lay preachers, priests, monks, Muslim theologians, all those who claim divine sanction or holy insights, take off your clerical robes before you take on anything economic or political.
Take it off. Come out as a citizen or join a political party and it is your right to belabor the government, but use a church or a religion and your pulpit for these purposes and there will be serious repercussions.
Once religion crosses the line and goes into what they call social action, liberation theology, we are opening up Pandora´s Box in Singapore.”
Lee Kuan Yew
National Day Rally speech 1987