Lee Kuan Yew resigns from Cabinet



Joint Statement by SM Goh Chok Tong and MM Lee Kuan Yew

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.

One Response to “Lee Kuan Yew resigns from Cabinet”

  1. 1 LY Lim

    It is good for MM Lee & SM Goh to give way to the younger generation to take Singapore onward. After all they have done for the nation they deserve to enjoy some less burdensome golden years. I salute them.

    The world is indeed a very different place from when they started to build Singapore, communications amongst the youth develops at a pace unseen before and still progressing. Youths on the other hand are hooked with interactive technologies and would readily regard those who do not embrace their ideals as dinosaurs.

    Internet blogs sites, social networks, internet TV are updated almost to the minute, which apparently is the domain of the younger ones.

    So perhaps it is good after all for our MM Lee & SM Goh to give way and observe how the young guns perform. Oh, how I long watch to watch again MM Lee waving the victory sign from the balcony, while SM Goh on his walk about and meet the people sessions.

    Our PM Lee and his team of younger leaders will now have to move at a faster pace to address the citizen’s pressing needs in housing, transportation and cost of living.

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