Singapore ministers took to Facebook to cash in on the Chinese New Year celebration paying worded-tributes to workers who have to work during the festive season.
On a S$2.2 million-a-year paycheck, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong led the pack with a posting at the Senoko power station on Chinese New Year Day (Jan 28). Along with Prime Minister-running candidate Minister-without-portfolio Chan Chun Sing, the Prime Minister posted photos of himself and his wife, Temasek Holding’s CEO Ho Ching, celebrating their CNY day at Senoko power station:
“They, and many others like them, sacrifice public holidays, weekends, and especially family time to keep Singapore humming smoothly every single day. As we go out visiting over the festive period, let’s not forget their ‘power’-ful efforts! Thank you for keeping Singapore going! – LHL”
The Deputy Prime Minister however seemed to caught the unofficial directive and posted photos of himself at a neighbourhood police post to shore up his popularity:
However the Prime Minister is still refusing to address on the corruption investigation at his town council and also the declining diplomatic relations between China and Singapore because of his comments demanding China to give up territorial claims on the South China Sea.
The Prime Minister’s wife, Ho Ching, has also been averting on media queries over the S$24 billion losses at Temasek.
Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan, who has been hiding from media appearance and queries over the spate of increasing train breakdown incidents, also took the opportunity to Facebook posting a photo of himself and the station staffs:
Worried that he may lose to Minister Chan Chun Sing on the Prime Minister race, Minister of Social and Family Affairs Tan Chuan Jin also posted on Facebook telling Singaporeans to look out for each other.