Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Tharman Shanmugaratnam joined in to defend his superior telling Singaporeans to place their blind trust in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his PAP government:
“You can count on PM Lee Hsien Loong and all of us in his team for that. You can count on the fourth- generation leaders to keep to a system that upholds the laws of the land, prioritises the common good and looks to the long term. Never thinking Government has got everything right, but always wanting to do right for Singapore. And count on Singaporeans to ensure Government sticks to those principles – and to play our part collectively to keep Singapore united and inclusive.”
The S$1.87 million DPM also praise Lee Hsien Loong government as “a rarity in the world” and, ironically, law-abiding for overriding a legal will:
“But we have a system of preserving the rule of law, and of policymaking that balances public against private interests, and the long term against the short term, that is still a rarity in the world – and is at the core of how Singapore has succeeded.”
DPM Tharman then dismissed that the creation of the Ministerial Committee to defy a deceased’s will is nothing new:
“The committee’s task is to find the best balance between different demands and plan options for 10, 30 and 50 years ahead. “That is how long-term our planning has to be.”
DPM Tharman did not explain why should Singaporeans trust the corrupted Prime Minister or offer any explanation to why Lee Hsien Loong is abusing PM powers to defy his father’s will.
Lee Hsien Loong created the Ministerial Committee in mere hours after he landed in Singapore last Saturday (June 17) after his siblings issued a public release revealing that the PM has abused state resources to defy a legal-binding will.
Singapore is one of the least known corrupted nations in the world, with corruption acts often legalised and Constitution re-written several times by dictator Prime Minister and his unprecedented powers in Parliament. The PM pays himself the most salaries in the world at S$2.2 million a year and recently put up the world’s first racist Presidential Election where no race except Malays can participate.