Speaking to graduates from the Singapore Management University (SMU), Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat used a flimsy reference of “adapter plugs” saying that graduates should adapt when working in the real world. The ignorant millionaire elite Minister said that the adapter plug can draw its own power and provide a “unique current”:
“Be like an adapter plug but have your own spark of inspiration too. The humble but indispensable adapter plug allows me to draw power from the places I visited and stay connected…It is important too to retain one’s spark of inspiration, and have a unique current that can energise others.”
Despite preaching adaptation to students, the Finance Minister has not been very flexible in government regulations especially on the withdrawal of the people’s CPF retirement fund.
The new “4G” PAP leadership has been seeing a lot of fluff, making grandiose speeches without applying the principles to themselves. Earlier in July, Trade Minister Chan Chun Sing flew to France giving a speech about “innovating regulations” – only to be met with blank stares from his French audience. The same “4G” Minister also spoke about “placing tomorrow’s unemployed into tomorrow’s jobs”, without explaining what he actually meant. Another potential successor to the Prime Minister, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, also likes to make empty rhetoric, with incoherent statements like “you wait lah, we are 4G only”.
None of the PM successor potentials are favoured by the Singaporean public.