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.


5 Responses to “Workers’ Party’s Chen Show Mao not so brilliant: Lee Kuan Yew”

  1. Whoever the opposition it does not matter about his talent and never compare green apple with red apple?

    LHL was a product of 2 great lawyers but do no knows about CSM and is not interesting to know. Whereas LHL was trained in the Lawyers camp and army camp but he never fight a real war except computer war or I call it game.

    Yes LHL is a great speaker as A11 our PM – all 3 have 123 in their numorology which make them BORN speaker never mind they talk facts or lies? LKY to me always talk facts BUT for LHL i doubt he did the same.
    Many do not like LKY because he was very forceful in all his policies but admitted only ONE mistake and he paid a price for it – $12 Million to be exact and LHL paid $300K for what i do not know?

    All these offers in the cards on the Nation Day speech – CAN He Delivers them – i doubt he CAN? and it can be prove at the moment that he cannot in a fews of HIS Offers?

    LKY were bad mouthed in many instants but i defended HIM all the ways, such as Section 55, Stop at 2 and……. BUT for his son – I condented him for most or his DOINGS? CPFLIFE is one of the BAD one, very bad indeed?

    LKY never buys a house but LHL bought 4 at the peak of 1996 and thereafter caused the LONGEST housing recession in Singapore History.
    Building Casinos to make SINNED money and that is why 2 floods in our Orchard? And also why 9/11 people killed themselves at Bedok Reserviors?

  2. 2 Lost

    Two party rule will be dicey?

    Can it be any worse than the Current Situation?

    Having One Party Rule for long invariably leads to Authoritarian Regime if not Despotic Regime.

  3. 3 Billy

    I am sure Singaporeans are willing to take the risk of going for a 2 party system. They took the risk going with the current one didn’t they. So don’t complain Sir. You take rest.

  4. 4 LY Lim

    There was coffee shop talk of SMRT shares rose from $0.70 to $2.30 and ,drop to $1.37. And it’s still…..

    Auric Pacific Group Ltd has seen their shares rising since end of 2012 to this year.

    Madam Saw Phaik Hwa I salute you. I love you.

    When it comes to WP rally, MP Chen Show Mao attracts many with his good command of English and Mandarin, especially those who feel hard pressed. It was a avenue to vent their frustration. However his performance was a little lacking when it comes to Bedok hawker centre cleaning contract. He did not take his job seriously enough and even went on to post on his Facebook cartoons of others.

    The recent National Day Rally, has brought forth many good news ie. health care, housing, education, especially developments at our Changi Airport. Great but still did not talk about the hot topic which 45% of our households like to listen that is COE.

    It’s like char kway teow without towgay or archar (pickled salad) without cucumber, they would have tasted odd and incomplete.

    PM Lee Hsien Loong, you asked if “明天….你是否依然爱我”? Yes I will but you also have to get the 45% households to love you as well.

    This is my feedback.

  5. A sick man gave many promises which i doubt he can fulfill but he need not have to as he will be out by then.

    It will be the next PM to carry these impossible tasks. For the Airports and Ports relocation, my question is where he is going to get the sand to do the jobs?

    After everybody were excited about all the FREE Gifts he promised, My questions are WHERE will you get sand to do the JOBS?

    Patrick Boo

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