15 May '11, 9pm

Despite retirement announcement, MM and SM may still be approached for advice: MPs

SINGAPORE - Even if Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong leave Cabinet, there is nothing to stop the younger generation of leaders from approaching them for advice, political watchers and two potential fourth-generation leaders said yesterday. And it seems the sentiment is that any loss of MM Lee's and Mr Goh's institutional knowledge, should Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong accept their decision, will be limited by the continued presence of multi-term ministers and PM Lee himself. Brigadier-General (NS) Tan Chuan-Jin, newly elected in Marine Parade, envisages both MM Lee and Mr Goh - who have nearly 90 years of political experience between them - also contacting Members of Parliament to consult on an informal basis. While the departure of the two elder statesmen would give PM Lee and his younger team "room to break from the past", in MM Lee's own w...

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