According to state media Straits Times interview with Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat who recently suffered a stroke, the first thing the PAP Minister asked when he woke up from his coma was to ask where is work.
The dramatized reply was featured headlines on the state papers and is meant to prep Heng Swee Keat for the Prime Minister role.
The Straits Times wrote:
“Forced to write what he wanted to say, he turned to pen and paper. Among the first words he scribbled: Is there a Cabinet meeting today? Where are the papers?”
Ranked 154th for press independence, Straits Times went on to present an awkward facade for Minister Heng Swee Keat. Pouring praises in the article, Straits Times wrote:
“He was steady in stride and speech, and relaxed as he recounted his experience.
“I am just very grateful that I can resume my functions and I can go back to work,” he said. “I’ve learnt that it is important to stay motivated and to keep trying, even if it means taking it one small step at a time.”
It is hard to tell that Mr Heng has had an aneurysm, which kills 40 per cent of sufferers and often leaves survivors with permanent damage.”
You may read the Straits Times propaganda here.