MM Lee Kuan Yew and SM Goh Chok Tong to step down from Cabinet.

After a week since the recent 2011 election, an official joint statement by MM Lee and SM Goh was released:

"We have studied the new political situation and thought how it can affect the future. We have made our contributions to the development of Singapore. The time has come for a younger generation to carry Singapore forward in a more difficult and complex situation. The Prime Minister and his team of younger leaders should have a fresh clean slate. A younger generation, besides having a non-corrupt and meritocratic government and a high standard of living, wants to be more engaged in the decisions which affect them. After a watershed general election, we have decided to leave the cabinet and have a completely younger team of ministers to connect to and engage with this young generation in shaping the future of our Singapore.

But the younger team must always have in mind the interests of the older generation. This generation who has contributed to Singapore must be well-looked after."

They are going to step down from the Cabinet, to have the younger ones to take over. Shocking news to me... But will the younger team of ministers be able to connect and engage well with the younger generation (probably the ages of 35 and below)?. For myself, so far I have not been able to find a Cabinet minister which I find that I can connect well to. Despite the 'threat' that MM Lee made during the recent election campaign to the Aljunied GRC residents which infuriated many, I have to add that he has done a great job all these years, especially during the early years of Singapore.

2 Response to MM Lee Kuan Yew and SM Goh Chok Tong to step down from Cabinet.

15 May 2011 at 18:36

Transition is always a difficult time. Let's see what they can do!

Duncan In Kuantan

15 May 2011 at 21:46

Hi Duncan,

How did you find my blog?

Well, change is inevitable. We have to see what effect will this change brings to Singapore in terms of stability in many aspects such as political, financial, social, etc etc... :)

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