Workers’ Party’s Chen Show Mao not so brilliant: Lee Kuan Yew
Lee lambasts the opposition again. Yahoo! News:
Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew says Member of Parliament (MP) for Aljunied Group Representation Constituency (GRC) Chen Show Mao has not lived up to expectations.
In his new book titled “One Man’s View of the World”, the former minister mentor said that with credentials such as being an international corporate lawyer, The Workers’ Party (WP) MP appeared to be a “talented person” in the 2011 general election.
However, Lee said Chen “has not turned out to be so brilliant.”
“In Parliament, he [Chen] makes good prepared speeches, with a written script, but in the follow-up, he is all over the place. It simply does not gel for him,” said Lee.
He added, “The weight of public expectation of the man, given his rather impressive résumé, has probably added to the disappointment.” …
“Can the opposition produce the likes of the younger generation of PAP ministers, never mind the likes of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong or Deputy Prime Ministers Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam?” asked Lee.
He also warned that if Singapore decides to move towards a two-party system, then the people are “destined for mediocrity”.
“The biggest problem with the two-party system is that once it is in place, the best people will choose not to be in politics. Getting elected will be a dicey affair,” he pointed out.
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