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Chee Soon Juan on LHL's reign: A wasted prime ministership
« on: January 11, 2018, 06:23:34 pm »
The winding up of Mr Lee Hsien Loong's prime ministership will, if everything goes according to how he has planned it, end in an unremarkable manner. This contrasts with the fanfare that greeted him in 2004 when the reins of the government were handed over to him.

As  the son of the late Lee Kuan Yew, and therefore a member of what one analyst obsequiously described as an “exceptional and talented family”,  much of the country held high hopes for the newly minted PM.

But nearly a decade-and-a-half later, it's hard to point to any achievement of import under Mr Lee's reign.

Rather, what has stood out are blights on the political landscape that will define his dispiriting legacy. The PM's tenure, dogged by debacle after  outrageous debacle most of which were of his own contrivance, has been  mired in controversy, rancour and distrust. Its end cannot come sooner.

The most significant scandal, by far, is the family meltdown he had with his brother and sister who, among other things, had accused him of  abusing his official powers to thwart the deceased Lee's final wishes of  demolishing the family house at Oxley Road. Both Hsien Yang and Wei Ling went so far as to declare that they had “no confidence” in their  elder brother's leadership.

Embroiled in the dust-up was the PM's wife, Ho Ching, who was accused of stepping over her boundaries and  injecting herself in matters of the Prime Minister's Office. The couple also stands accused of setting up the chips for their son Hongyi's entry  into Singapore's dynastic politics.

More at https://www.prolificskins.com/forum/current-affairs/chee-soon-juan-on-lhl-s-reign-a-wasted-prime-ministership

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Re: Chee Soon Juan on LHL's reign: A wasted prime ministership
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 07:05:40 pm »
One picture for CSJ....   :P

"A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach."