Sunday, August 16, 2015

Why did the Minister for Transport resign from his post?

Dear Mr. Tan
I am 25 yrs old and just graduated from NUS BBA. I read your FB & am very impressed. You appear as a very vocal but level-headed person.

I suppose your FB garner numerous LIKES, making you a very popular public figure. I believe you enjoy much adulation when you contested in the Elected Presidency in 2011.

What do you think of the recent announcement of that gentleman to step down from that ministry and quit politics altogether?

I have many friends who said that he faced pressures from 'elsewhere' and the decision to resign is not his. In other words, he didn't wish to resign on his own accord. How true you think are this speculation?

I believe that the Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew had decided to resign on his own accord and the prime minister had tried to get him to continue in politics. The prime minister is short of experienced ministers and would have liked this minister to stay in the cabinet.

There is the risk that he may be voted out of office, as the general public are quite angry with the frequent breakdown of the trains. However, we cannot blame this breakdown on the minister as he had inherited the problem from his predecessor and the recent growth in the population was excessive and beyond his control.

It would be virtually impossible for any minister to solve this transport problem.

Here are my views on how the new transport minister should handle this hot seat.

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