Photo of Lee Hsien Loong and Goh Chok Tong from SPH

After Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong slammed his predecessor Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong in a state media interview saying that the latter is only watching things happen, the two continued their quarrel on each other’s Facebook page.

In Dec 2017, ESM Goh Chok Tong said PM Lee is taking too long to decide a new Prime Minister. A few weeks later on Jan 26, Lee Hsien Loong angrily said:

“ESM Goh is speaking with the privilege of watching things rather than being responsible to make it happen. I think we know it’s a very serious matter.”

Displeased at the disrespect by his successor and taking issues with Lee Hsien Loong’s “watch” word, ESM Goh Chok Tong posted two Facebook status with both about “watching”:

Screenshot from Facebook
Screenshot from Facebook

PM Lee Hsien Loong took issue with the two posts by Goh Chok Tong and returned sarcasm saying Goh Chok Tong is being watched.

Screenshot from Facebook