S’poreans welcome SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek as new Transport Minister so that he can also retire

Posted on 11 August 2015

He will be in the hot seat and then later also retire.


Singaporeans from all walks of life are mooting the idea that SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek be made the new Transport Minister.

This after Minister Lui Tuck Yew announced his retirement from politics after being in charge of the Ministry of Transport the last four years since 2011 and competition for the position is heating up with Vivan Balakrishnan, Khaw Boon Wan and Yaacob Ibrahim vying for the seat.

The transport ministry has been plagued by unsolvable problems and the transport minister vocation has since been known as the place where office holders go to retire.

Qu Tui Siew, one Singaporean who likes to take public transport because cars are for rich people, said: “If SMRT Desmond Kuek becomes the new transport minister, this will be a way to make him retire.”

“So after he go there and step down, Khaw Boon Wan, Lawrence Wong and Yaacob Ibrahim can all take turns to become transport minister.”

“The transport ministry will be where they can all go and step down.”

At press time, Singaporeans are wondering if there is a way to expedite the process to allow two transport ministers to take office at one time so as to quicken the retirement process.






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