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9/14/2008

A day without LKY

I posted about this a few weeks back. The news that LKY's heart is fluttering is troublesome even on a Sunday morning. Would his heart dare to attack him? My earlier post was on the transition of power and of a Singapore that can continue to hum quietly and efficiently without LKY in the govt. And we have all the time in the world for that to happen with him retiring to a non govt position. But LKY is around and in the govt, for an uninterrupted period of half a century. The thought and fear of what Singapore will be like without him is going to be very uneasy. Modern Singapore has never had a day without LKY. Now this can happen without notice. The possibilities are endless and the uncertainties are unhealthy. If only LKY had backed out from the govt 10 years ago, life will go on as per normal with or without him when his time is up. Now the suspense is just beginning. Nothing is settled until the so called fat lady sings.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What to do? He insists on his right to die in office.

Anonymous said...

Even on stretchers?

Matilah_Singapura said...

I'd better start ordering the champagne and call up the caterers, and start planning for the party first thing tomorrow!

Please god, hear my prayer and deliver your justice. amen!

redbean said...

the only you can toast to is the end of the golden era.

Matilah_Singapura said...

I can do whatever toast I choose ;-)

Georgies said...

The most importance thing for a great leader is to know when to let go and retire graciously. Let the younger generation govern the way they liked without having to look over their shoulder, even that great man is dady. Singaporean will learn to respect the new PM if they believed in him and not guided by dady. One can not be dady boy all our life. All of us have to go and meet our maker one day.

redbean said...

hi Gerogies,
welcome to the blog. agree with you. everyone must call it a day some day. and being in the same role for too long can become a liability.