I also don't like his management of the HDB policy when he was the national development minister.
But, I like to say a few words in support of him.
1) When he was in government, he acted decisively and most of the time, his actions were for the good of Singapore.
2) He did well as communications minister, including the introduction of the ERP and COE. While they were painful to the pocket, they did make the traffic flow smoothly.
3) A few years ago, after I left NTUC, I had a rare lunch at Singapore Cricket Club. He saw me, and walked over to talk to me. He was humble and won my friendship. (Not like the haughty ministers and top civil servants today, who do not even reply to my emails! ).