Monday, February 16, 2015

PAP Need To Anoint A Successor

Good news; Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s surgery for prostate cancer was successful and a full recovery is expected. Bad news; he needed surgery in the first place.

PM Lee having been diagnosed with lymphoma, blood cell tumours that develop from white blood cells, in 1992 but last I heard, he had made a full recovery. Now instead of lymphoma, he has been diagnosed and treated for another kind of cancer.

Now from what I read, survivors of prostrate cancer can with proper medication and good diet live long healthy lives but with our PM having survived 2 different kinds of cancer, it is time for the PAP (People’s Action Party) to seriously put a No. 2 in place to take over.

With a General Election on the way, this is the perfect time. I know that currently, Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean is the No. 2 but there had always been doubts if he is the man that will take over as Prime Minister after PM Lee steps down.

This is a doubt that needs to be cleared once and for all. PM Lee’s Lee surgery may have been successful but with his illness, PAP needs to publicly anoint a successor and usually for these kinds of cases, it’s better to do sooner rather than later.


Bill said...

LHL also needs to rest and allow others to take over. Teo Chee Heng and Tharman inspire more confidence than Chun Sing.

Anonymous said...

I note your use of the word 'anoint'. Is this a democratic republic or a monarchy or dictatorship?

Ghost said...

This is a democracy where voters vote in the parties that will run the country. We do not vote on who run the PAP, WP, SDP etc unless we are also members of the parties. So yes, the word is "anoint".