I don’t get it! Do you?

Mr Lim Hng Kiang, as the anchor MP in the West Coast Group Representation Constituency, your explanation just doesn’t make sense!

“You can see the visible changes in its physical transformation,” Mr Lim said in relation to the announcement today that much loved and much supported Mrs Lim-Ho Geok Choo — who is synonymous with Boon Lay — will be stepping down to make way for “a younger candidate” in the upcoming General Election (GE)

Mr Lim also said: “More importantly, there are many new programmes to improve the lives of Boon Lay residents. She will be leaving Boon Lay with a strong foundation for her successor to take it to greater heights.”

Mr Lim added that Boon Lay would have continued to benefit if Mrs Lim-Ho carried on.

What’s a person as young as Tin Pei Ling who will be contesting the next GE to make of this? You do the dirty work and somebody will come and exploit the strong foundation you have built?

Why can’t the person who built that strong foundation be given the chance to build further on that foundation, rather than let a newcomer stroll in and have a go?

Picture taken just be4 CNY 2011

Incidentally, Mrs Lim-Ho is just 55 and doesn’t look her age. Especially when compared to Mr Charles Chong who at 57 has already had more terms in Parliament.  And he will be contesting the next GE! 🙄

Where’s the fairness or the reasoning in the PAP cabal in deciding whom should represent the party?

GE: West Coast MP to step down
By Evelyn Choo | Posted: 02 April 2011 1420 hrs

SINGAPORE: Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang has confirmed MP for West Coast GRC Ho Geok Choo is stepping down to make way for a younger candidate in the upcoming General Election (GE).

In a statement issued on Saturday, Mr Lim commended Madam Ho for her gracious decision in support of the People’s Action Party’s (PAP) plans for leadership renewal.

Mr Lim, who helms the West Coast GRC team, said Madam Ho has served Boon Lay for two terms with distinction.He said much has been accomplished in her division under her stewardship.

“You can see the visible changes in its physical transformation,” Mr Lim said.

“More importantly, there are many new programmes to improve the lives of Boon Lay residents. She will be leaving Boon Lay with a strong foundation for her successor to take it to greater heights.”

Mr Lim added that Boon Lay would have continued to benefit if Madam Ho carried on.

Madam Ho had told Mr Lim that 10 years is long enough for her and she is happy to make way for a younger person.

Mr Lim also paid tribute to Madam Ho’s contributions in raising the work skills of PMETs, noting that she was one of the first to highlight the need and the challenges of upgrading the skills of PMETs.

“I look forward to her continuing her good work in this area, with passion and energy,” he said.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Lim Hwee Hua, who heads the PAP’s Women’s Wing, also paid tribute to Madam Ho.

She said Madam Ho was a resourceful, dedicated and an excellent organiser, often making great effort to motivate and mobilise women activists.

-CNA/wk <!– Zone Tag : Channel News asia In Text –>

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2 thoughts on “I don’t get it! Do you?

  1. 2 terms is 10 years. For a woman, a wife and a mother to serve 10 years for country is admirable. We don’t know what we don’t know. She might have volunteered to step down for reasons that we can only second guess. Gender or looks shouldn’t matter. If it does, there are many more whom we can easily compare :p

  2. Uncle K, while yr comment –For a woman, a wife and a mother to serve 10 years for country is admirable — is no doubt meant to be complimentary, I think it’s loaded with sexism.

    What do u say of men who are husbands/widowers/fathers/grandfathers whose service to country ranges over generations? Also what do you say of Minster Lim HH and MOS Yu-Foo, who are also women, mothers and wives n who continue to serve the country? 😛

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