18 May '11, 2pm

Please remember that Lee Kuan Yew is still a member of the PAP's CEC which is actually more powerful than its...

PAP de facto leader Lee Kuan Yew will continue to wield considerable influence behind the scene over the policies of the new Singapore government even as a backbencher MP. The PAP MPs and state media have been quick to applaud PM Lee’s new cabinet as a sign that the weakened regime is ’serious’ about ‘change’ after its worst performance at an election since Singapore’s independence which some attributed to the overwhelming presence of Lee Kuan Yew whose ‘knucke-duster’ style did not go down too well with young Singaporeans. Though Lee Kuan Yew has relinquished his portfolio of ‘Minister Mentor’, he remains as a MP in parliament where he can continue to make his usual ‘highfalutin’ speeches to intimidate the newbie MPs. He is also appointed as a ’senior adviser’ of Singapore’s largest sovereign wealth fund GIC which gives him a say in how to manage Singapore’s reserves. The...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/05/18/lee-kuan-yew-will...

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