In his election rally speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told Singaporeans that he and his older ministers are not retiring and they will continue to be in government:
“You have my word. Together with my older colleagues like Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam, as well as the 4G ministers, I will see this through.”
With Heng Swee Keat being made Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong would ascent to the “Mentor Minister” position held by his deceased father.
Senior ministers like Teo Chee Hean and Tharman would be promoted to “Emeritus Senior Minister”. Including dictator Lee Hsien Loong, the PAP ministers would continue to draw million dollar salaries.
Expressing a lack of confidence in the “4G” PAP government, Lee Hsien Loong said he need more time to prepare the new leadership.
The news came despite Singaporeans desperately asking for Lee Hsien Loong to step down, after his disastrous leadership in the past two decades.
In an earlier state media interview, Lee Hsien Loong said he will retire at 70 years old. He scrapped his intention to retire thereafter and contested this election.
The siblings of Lee Hsien Loong stated that their brother has intention to bring his son, Li Hong Yi, to politics and make him the future Prime Minister.