Yawn: Minister Heng Swee Keat heads committee to rethink policies
So Education Minister Heng Swee Kiat has been tasked with the job of re-looking at policies. Honestly I didn’t know he’s the Education Minister.
Given the fact that many Ministers and PAP MPs sneaked into Parliament by the backdoor, thanks to the GRC system, the public by and large do not know who they are. In
a radio programme, a listener was asked to name the Education Minister. He couldn’t.
PM Lee is cementing his reputation as one with a predilection for lip service.
After the watershed GE 2011, he said: “.. we will take a totally fresh look at our problems and policies, and rethink what is necessary and best for Singapore’s future. We will address the issues preoccupying Singaporeans, such as healthcare, housing, and immigration. We will review both the policies and their implementation, as well as our broader approach to tackling these issues.”
Some might say we still have the President. However, the President is following the footsteps of his predecessor in his firm belief in the adage silence is golden.
At his swearing-in ceremony after scraping through by a whisker to earn the right to reside at the Istana, he said: ” I am deeply aware of the challenges faced by Singaporeans who struggle to make ends meet, or feel that they are being left behind. As President, I will work with the Government, community groups, and the entire nation to make Singapore a more caring and gracious society.”
Hmm. Deja vu.
We might see another book “An Unexpected Journey Too”.
A quiet PM and an even quieter President. Fantastic!
Little wonder then PM Lee’s announcement of a policy review has been met largely with derision, scepticism and cynicism
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