Speaking at his constituency dinner event, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong revealed that the new batch of PAP leaders are still not ready yet and they would need “a few more years”.
“The 4G Ministers are in place to lead Singapore in a few years’ time.”
The former Prime Minister also ruled out contesting against the Lee Hsien Loong dictatorship, and ridiculed suggestions about doing a Mahathir to overthrow Lee Hsien Loong:
“Singapore does not need a former prime minister to come to its rescue. We have not done too badly on international indices in terms of health care, education, housing, social welfare, economic competitiveness and per capita income. The country’s sovereign wealth funds are held up by the Economist magazine for the way they are managed. And despite its small size, Singapore has the 37th biggest economy in the world.”
Minister Goh Chok Tong, who currently handles no profile and draw a S$1.1 million-a-year salary for his title’s namesake, called for Singaporeans to unite behind the ruling party dictatorship:
“Countries where the people are divided, whether by race, religion or social status, waste precious energy and resources fighting each other. United, we will do well as a nation. Let us stay united and true to each other. The future is for you, the younger ones, to shape, rather than for my generation.”
Resentment and bitterness is currently brewing among the middle class and low income, due to the relentless increase in taxes which saw double digit inflation in the cost of living. The ruling party PAP is poised to lose majority support in its coming General Election due to a planned GST increase by 2021. The GST hike decision is final as dictated by Lee Hsien Loong, who refuse to entertain alternative solutions to a tax hike.