Beyond the typical snooze fest at the Parliament committee of supply debates, we wonder if you might have tried to identify who might be the next Prime Minister will be.
After all, It is no secret that PM Lee is looking for his successor.
“. . . ministers or not, all of us are mortal.”
“Nothing that has happened has changed my timetable, or my resolve to press on with succession,” sui yue bu liu ren, which means “time waits for no man”.
Our ears picked up when Mr Ong Ye Kung spoke for MOE yesterday.
He rallied for Singaporeans to stand together to drive the national movement and key changes needed in our society to improve the lives of our future generations.
Let’s take a look at what he said.
HIs words, spoken and unspoken, captivated us.
We found out that he joined the Cabinet one electoral cycle later than intended, having been part of the defeated People’s Action Party team in Aljunied GRC in 2011.
His strength vis-a-vis the others is his diverse range of experiences, given his years in the labour movement and the civil service.
He has an aura of quiet confidence. He is not stiff. He connects to his audience when talking.
Most importantly, he was not trying to emulate past and current leaders in their styles.
Future PM alert. Mark our words.
That is all. The end.