Sunday, September 18, 2011
Maybe, PAP ministers not so talented
My friend, Siva, who used to work at the political desk of The Straits Times, penned the thoughts below.
Lee Kuan Yew says there isn't enough talent for an alternative Cabinet.
Our new President (a former Deputy Prime Minister and LKY's first choice for Prime Minister) ran Government Investment Corporation of Singapore when it racked up huge losses.
The ex-Foreign Minister, whose new supporters mourned his electoral defeat, curtailed the arts and helped a regime that killed its citizens and imprisoned Aung San Suu Kyi.
Where was a serving minister when tenders for the SportsHub and MotorHub were screwed up?
Maybe, it is the PAP ministers who aren't that talented after all.
The case that there has not been enough talent to go around may have been true in a Singapore of past. However, there are signs of increasing lethargy in the prevailing political leadership in Singapore.
More people, who used to support the ruling party, are crossing over to support the work of other political parties. The ruling party has also been hard-pressed to attracts strong talents within Singapore.
More former Malaysians occupy positions within the political leadership in Singapore, that has led some to speculate the ruling party may well be preparing Singapore for reunification with Malaysia.
Many ministers were retired earlier this year. No one is reported to have secured any key positions beyond those created for them in academia and government-linked bodies.
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Section: Third Parties