15 May '11, 6am

S'pore is ready for post-Lee Kuan Yew era, says MP Halimah Yacob

SINGAPORE: Member of Parliament (MP) for Jurong Group Representation Constituency (GRC) Mdm Halimah Yacob believes Singapore is ready for a post-Lee Kuan Yew era. Speaking to reporters during a community event Saturday, Mdm Halimah said the move by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong to leave their Cabinet positions was "not sudden". The two leaders announced their decision in a joint statement Saturday, one week after the General Election. Mdm Halimah, who's also the Assistant Secretary General of NTUC, does not think the decision was made as a result of the election. She said the event is a significant moment in Singapore's history and the country has been in the preparatory stage for years. "This is not an abrupt movement of our two very senior leaders. It has been over a number of years already. MM himself has said many times that he was not ...

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