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    Quote Originally Posted by richiemccaw1 View Post
    Unfortunately someone had to take the fall. It seems like the public pressure was a little too much to take for the poor man. Helming the Transport Ministry is a thankless task so it didnt quite matter who is there. I think he was set up to fail from the moment when the decision was taken to bring in more and more people from outside Singapore to plug the talent and population gap.
    ..sounds intriguing.....in other words, he was set up by someone from within to take the blame?.... .....kena sarbo.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Geroge Yeo will be given a safe seat and come back to helm Ministry of Transport with great distinction.

    Ministry of transport will need diplomacy, PR, soft selling, advertising campaigns, public awareness push and a lot of mothering. You can't just run it to perfection as you'll still get complaints from the forever unsatisfied travelling public. And you'll burn yourself up in the process.

    Which country don't have train breakdowns and delays? Bhutan. Why? Because they don't have trains. They carry umbrellas and they walk. Singapore people don't like to carry umbrellas. That's the problem.

    He wouldn't. Only an idiot will take up that hot potato post.

    What has happened is that the government's long held belief that the public transport market could be run competitively, while enriching state coffers in an indirect way, has bit them in the arse royally. Only the naive and foolish would actually believe that ****, especially considering how just about every public transportation system in the world becomes a natural oligopoly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post

    ..sounds intriguing.....in other words, he was set up by someone from within to take the blame?.... .....kena sarbo.....
    I think he wanted to take up this transport portfolio himself. He sabo himself.

    Anyway, this is really a thankless job. The problems and system failures are not within a minister's control. all due to other people's incompetence and technical faults. He was only a public face for people to throw rotten eggs at.

    Unlike HDB problem where KBW can take total control and ramp up the flat supply and finally resolving the housing problem, Tuck Yew can't do the similiar to our MRT problem. The technical faults are too big and too late for him to do any rectification.

    If wan to blame, put it on SMRT board of directors, precedent system planners and engineers. They are the ones who should resign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    ..sounds intriguing.....in other words, he was set up by someone from within to take the blame?.... .....kena sarbo.....
    Lui is one of the brightest rising stars destined for the highest office in Little Red Dot.

    He turns his back not only to politics but also the prize of a premiership.

    His future career in private sector will earn him many times the remunerations he now gets plus many more relaxing days for fry fishing and quiet evenings for red wine and a good book in front of fireplace.

    It's a win for him but a loss for Singapore.
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    It's odd how people are lamenting his loss, and his achievements.. prior to his resignation, he was blasted for everything that he did, his looks and there were so many rude comments...
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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    It's odd how people are lamenting his loss, and his achievements.. prior to his resignation, he was blasted for everything that he did, his looks and there were so many rude comments...
    Well..........who ask him to have that name.

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    Lui is one of the brightest rising stars destined for the highest office in Little Red Dot.

    He turns his back not only to politics but also the prize of a premiership.

    His future career in private sector will earn him many times the remunerations he now gets plus many more relaxing days for fry fishing and quiet evenings for red wine and a good book in front of fireplace.

    It's a win for him but a loss for Singapore.
    What private sector? He was just a saf general. No skillset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    What private sector? He was just a saf general. No skillset.
    ....... he has amassed a small fortune all these years as a cabinet minister .....enough for him to retire comfortably .......
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    ....... he has amassed a small fortune all these years as a cabinet minister .....enough for him to retire comfortably .......
    Oh sure. He can retire quite comfortably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    Oh sure. He can retire quite comfortably.
    So can you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    ....... he has amassed a small fortune all these years as a cabinet minister .....enough for him to retire comfortably .......
    So can you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    What private sector? He was just a saf general. No skillset.
    Don't look down on SAF officers. There are many success stories on them. Lui could be the next one to shine in the private sector.

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    Don't look down on SAF officers. There are many success stories on them. Lui could be the next one to shine in the private sector.
    Quote a few examples u know of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post

    So can you.
    The word 'comfortably' is very subjective.

    What is comfortable for me may not be comfortable with another person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    If wan to blame, put it on SMRT board of directors, precedent system planners and engineers. They are the ones who should resign.
    The problem probably started because all the capable senior engineers have mostly left for greener pastures during the stint of the former CEO...

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    What private sector? He was just a saf general. No skillset.
    And that has deterred many incompetent folks from taking top managerial positions?

    Do remember a big chunk of the private sector is government linked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    Quote a few examples u know of?
    .......... got any clues or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    .......... got any clues or not?
    Can Presidency be considered private sector or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Can Presidency be considered private sector or not?

    You mean Tuck Yew for president? ....... Why does it sound so bad ?.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    Quote a few examples u know of?
    Current CEO of SMRT who was a former army officer earns million of dollars compared to his army days. Does he has the skills to run a transport company? It doesn't matter as long as the big brother is ok.
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