Posted by: bigtalksingapore | May 16, 2011

MM Lee And SM Goh Stepping Down ?

  • Political watchers and MPs said the decision by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong to step down from the Cabinet, marks the passing of an era, a time for a new generation to take charge.
  • As MPs, both MM Lee and SM Goh will continue to wield some influence, but their retirement from the Cabinet is a clear sign that it is PM Lee Hsien Loong who is firmly in charge and a new generation has to lead change.
  • Some have speculated that the timing of the announcement was linked to the ruling party’s performance in the General Election where it secured 60.1 per cent of votes.

The above was extracted from http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1129037/1/.html on 16 May 2011.

I have a few additional speculations on this political move…

  • To punish the Puppy supporters who switched side in the 2011 election and non-Opposition fans.
    The message send was “Because of your reckless behavior, two of our great leaders are stepping down. You will have to pay and repent for your action in the next 5 years. If your life does not get better, it is because of your action.”
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  • To show to Opposition supporters that their voices and resentments have been heard. A new generation of leaders will be formed. If life get better and Oppositions is up to performance, it is because MM Lee and SM Lee step down at the correct time.
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  • To show voters that MM Lee and SM Goh are no more a hinder to Opposition to grow. If Oppositions fail to voice out in parliament and life does not improve, it mean that additional Oppositions is not the solution.
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