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PM Lee says he won’t stop working despite stepping down on 15 May

Singapore’s PM Lee, responding to retirement well-wishes, clarified on FB he won’t stop working despite stepping down as PM. PM-to-be Lawrence Wong earlier confirmed he’ll stay in govt as senior minister.

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SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said despite stepping down from his current position soon, he plans to maintain an active role within the government as a Member of Parliament.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday (7 May), PM Lee addressed well-wishers who had expressed sentiments of retirement.

He clarified his intent, stating, “Many of you have also wished me a happy retirement. I am stepping down as PM but I am not stopping work!”

He emphasized his commitment to public service by announcing his intention to remain within the government and continue representing Ang Mo Kio GRC as an MP.

“I will do whatever I can to help PM Lawrence and his team succeed,” he added.

On 15 April, Singapore’s Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) officially announced PM Lee’s decision to step down, with Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong poised to take over on 15 May 2024.

Lawrence Wong earlier confirmed that despite PM Lee’s stepping down, he will continue to play a pivotal role in the Singapore government as a senior minister.

“I have asked Mr Lee Hsien Loong to continue serving in the Cabinet as a senior minister, and I am glad that he has agreed to do so,” said Wong during a press interaction.

Wong emphasized the importance of maintaining stability and continuity within the Cabinet, indicating that there will not be significant changes immediately, as the new Cabinet is sworn in.

“It has never been the case that when there is a leadership transition, all the older ministers stepped down at the same time,” Wong explained.

“Instead, they continued to contribute in different ways, while making room for the younger ones to step up.”

The current Senior Minister, Teo Chee Hean, along with other ministers, will largely continue in their existing roles.

Even after relinquishing the role of Prime Minister, PM Lee continues to maintain significant responsibilities. He serves as the chairman of Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC Private Limited, and also holds the position of Chairman at the People’s Association, a statutory board.

On 1 May, PM Lee during his last political speech as PM at the annual May Day Rally in Singapore, emphasized the robust start to Singapore’s next chapter but cautioned against complacency in the face of formidable challenges such as great power rivalry, deglobalization, rapid technological changes, climate change, and potential warfare.

He credited former Prime Ministers Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong with establishing a resilient system, a legacy he expects his successors to uphold, stressing that any deviation toward mediocrity could spell serious trouble for the nation.

He expressed confidence in the next generation of leadership to address upcoming challenges and continue the work of advancing Singapore.

“I ask all Singaporeans to rally behind them, and work together to make Singapore succeed, for your sake. ”

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We want solutions not price increase.

We want cost of living reductions not price increase. hoo hooo hooo….

someone invented the word : “free riders.” tsk tsk tsk

Firstly start counting accurately your marbles you have or no have???? Then behave like your father suka a come & suka go,make yourself look impotent/impotant,stay away from your WITCH,she “BAD COMPANY”

Like his father, … he’ll “work” till his very last breath, … and paid for it too !!!

His contribution to the city state can~not be underestimated or understated, … for he has given so much to the islanders, and has taken even MORE for himself, his spouse, his son and his cronies !!! !!!

If he become sm then tcm should be out of cabinet there shouldn’t be 2 sm,but if tcm become emeritus sm then gct shouldn’t have the title if not I wonder what title they will think of for gct??

Nay, He can’t stop working becos his empire too big. Everywhere needs his attention. No?!?

Stop working is a death sentence according to his cult. No?!?

If he really loves working, then he should show some humility by forgoing the SM post salary..
After all hes a bil$…with huge incomes from several chairmanship positions…or he can donate it to charity.
Is he doing that?

Last edited 12 days ago by W.A.J.

He won’t stop “working.”

Yes. What work was it again? Is it “fixing” the opposition? Persecuting his own family members? Covering up his own misdeeds and those of his subordinates in light of corruption charges against a member of his own cabinet?

I think it would be best for the people if he actually stopped “working” and retired. At the very least, a small burden would be lifted from the taxpayers.

No where else in the civilised world this would be legal!

I will not stop working even with a gun pointing at my head if I m earning millions $$.

What’s the big deal?

This self conceited ah qua man is full of himself and for his himself and his jinx.

The earlier he disappears, the better for sinkies

Please can we have a concensus done. Who wants him to stay? His skin is so thick after 20 years of lying.

Yah won’t stop working to fix oppo and continue to draw tax payer money…

Going to teach LW how to be a kayu PM…and how to fix opps ..
Fyi LHL, no one wants you to stay on…regardless of all the ass kissing tributes..
We peasants lagi dont want..we have had enuf of ye.

Most irritating specimen…
The only thing he does well is tooting his own horn..
Just Go!
LW asked him to stay on? Hmmn..why ? Not confident as next PM ? Then dont take on the role…are good hardworking SGs going to get screwed again? …

So it is more like a step up? Closer to heaven, maybe.

Does he wanna stay to ensure his daddy’s mausoleum built?

Maybe should give him title of Mausoleum Senior Minister!

These people feel very uncomfortable to lose their privilege life from power!

LHL will become more “powderful” as a SM from 15/5/24 onwards. He will moves to the rear stage to monitor every move of everyone. He will spend more time to fix the oppositions…lol…..as he claimed before.
What is a PM? LoL. Liang popo??? Hoo, hoo, hoo. 梁婆婆重出江湖。

Nothing tt can surprise sheeps – the huge money is there, and, obviously the power is there. Most important, the avenue to lies is there to achieve the aforesaid is there. How to surrender easily when it’s 2nd Nature to the entire gang(sters)?

Lastly might not be politics involved – he has to around as to obstruct against his bro and relatives stepping back onto SG, to ruffle and damage his Prized kingdom.

LHL is the problem. He has cause so many problems for Singapore from GST causing inflation, casino, having wife running Temasek to failure of high speed train project. The best way for LHL to help LW is for him to retire and never come back again.

Last edited 13 days ago by Petrus Romanus

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!…

Idiots, stupid, gong-gong voters…

Continue to pay his salary as MP, as senior minister, as chairman of this & that…

Really stupid singaporeans…
A few drops of tears, and votes come freely floating in..

This is political heaven for the world to see..
Even the democrats are in admiration…

So obvious remain as Puppet master.
LW is just a …seat warmer!
Oppo no chance lah, nothing did change!😆😆😆🤣🤣🤣🤣😆😆😆

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