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S’poreans react to news that ex-Minister Mah Bow Tan is retiring from politics

Posted on 08 August 2015

Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.


Tampines MP and ex-minister Mah Bow Tan announced that he is retiring from politics saying he will not be standing in the coming elections.

Addressing residents on Aug. 7 at a Tampines East National Day dinner tonight, the PAP veteran who has been in office for 27 years added he is looking for a replacement.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:


sian-half-auntie “Whoever succeeds him will have a hard time living up to his failures.”
Zhen Shi Bai, 44-year-old matchmaker


sian-half-uncle “So he will walk away scot-free without having to commit hara-kiri?”
Qu Zi Sha, 66-year-old pesticide seller


happy-bird-girl “To be fair, he was tasked to solve problems in Singapore that didn’t have solutions. Which proves politicians are useless to begin with.”
Mei Yew Yong, 18-year-old part-time cosmetics tester










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