Next PM: Saga of the 16 samurais and a fading Jedi

Next PM: Saga of the 16 samurais and a fading Jedi

The Independent·2018-01-07 17:05

What was that all about?

Writing in Facebook last Sunday (31 December 2017), Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said the 4G leadership issue should be settled before the end of this new year, in six to nine months. That got a swift response on Thursday (January 4) from 16 PAP “samurais” – 16 younger PAP political office-holders. The group, which included the three widely acknowledged frontrunners to be the next Prime Minister, said they would choose their leader in good time.

Back came Goh yesterday (January 6). “I posted on purpose to elicit the response from the fourth generation and they have given the response so I have achieved my purpose. In other words, get on with the task,” he said at the sidelines of a youth community event.

“On purpose”. Interesting.

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