S’poreans react to news that Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew is retiring from politics

Posted on 11 August 2015

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


Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew will be retiring from politics and will not stand for re-election in the coming General Election.

Lui was appointed Minister for Transport on May 21, 2011.

He was first elected as Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in 2006.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:


sian-half-auntie “I also wouldn’t mind getting paid millions of dollars a year and unable to solve the transport problem.”
Ba Wang Chan, 45-year-old taxi driver


sian-half-uncle “So he also don’t need to commit hara-kiri like how Mah Bow Tan also doesn’t have to commit hara-kiri?”
Hor Yee See, 68-year-old ex-triad member


happy-bird-girl “When the train breaks down again, I don’t know if I can say ‘Tuck Yew’ with the same amount of conviction anymore like when he was still in office.”
Mei Yew Yong, 18-year-old legal assistant










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