After months (years perhaps) of speculation of who might be the next PM, it’s revealed that Lawrence Wong (the current Minister of Finance) will be the chosen one. I’d have picked somebody more suited to the role (name me), but hey I guess the people over at the PAP saw something in him.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t exactly extend to Singapore’s Netizens.
The haters came out of the woodwork to denounce Lawrence Wong and his new appointment.
Some had valid and cogent reasoning on why they didn’t want him for the job.
These opinions, I respect.
They have a logical reason (other than political zealotry) why they think he shouldn’t be the next PM.
Some hate on the dude for no reason other than he’s PAP. These are the political zealots I mentioned earlier.
A truly delusional few want Pritam Singh to be the next PM.
Yeah, that’s only happening in the Multiverse guys, not this version of Earth.
Perhaps the largest issue Netizens have with the announcement is Wong’s acceptance speech and the words other ministers endorsed him with.
This line by Tywin Lannister from the Game of Thrones TV series best encapsulates their sentiment.
A faux pas by the PAP? Perhaps.
Not everybody on line is ragging on Lawrence Wong though.
Some people choose to adopt a wait and see attitude, which is understandable. After all, he’s never been in the hot seat yet, so nobody knows how he’ll do when the shit hits the fan.
We hope for the best, prepare for the worst in that case.
Of course, there are those who embrace the announcement wholeheartedly. These people are just like the ones who hated Lawrence Wong being appointed 4G leader.
Some have logical reasons why they want him. Some just love him because he’s part of the ruling party. It’s to be expected. After all, love and hate is part of the same coin, so it’s understandable that those who love him would also mirror those who hate.
Love him or hate him, barring any major scandals or incidents, expect Lawrence Wong to gradually assume control of Singapore politics and the country as the years go by.
Good or bad, only time will decide.
At least one Netizen is looking at the bright side of all of this.
Maybe he’s right.