Too busy, accidentally forgot, or did things just get personal?
Well-wishes have poured in for PM Lee, who will be undergoing an operation to remove his prostate gland today (16 February) at Singapore General Hospital. However, we also noticed certain people/ministries/political parties who failed to make their well-wishes on Facebook. We track them down, and predict why they missed the greeting.
1. National Solidarity Party
Prediction: Prevent PAP from getting additional coverage since NSP is a rival political party,
But surely that can’t be a reason to not wish PM Lee a speedy recovery. Even the Workers’ Party sent their well-wishes, despite being grilled unrelentingly in Parliament by their PAP counterparts.
NSP’s recent posts were all about them making their walkabouts and doing Chinese New Year greetings to Tampines residents. This was their most recent post:
UPDATE (17 February)
NSP has wished PM Lee a speedy recovery after news of his successful operation.
2. Ministry of Transport
Prediction: Still trying to fend off public backlash over the news that even as SBS Transit posts increase in net profit, transport fares are still set to go up.
New cycling paths in Pasir Ris make better Facebook updates.
Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew didn’t wish PM Lee as well. But we forgive him, because the last update on his Facebook page was nearly a month ago.
3. Ministry of Social and Family Development
Prediction: Still too busy trying to manage themselves after Minister Chan Chun Sing announced that he would be leaving to join NTUC full-time.
But we did think a ministry wanting to “nurture a resilient and caring society that can overcome challenges together” would post an encouraging Facebook message to PM Lee to help him overcome his challenge of prostate cancer.
UPDATE (17 February):
Although the Ministry did not wish the PM, Chan Chun Sing did so in his personal capacity.
4. Singaporeans First
Another opposition political party to make the list.
Given that SingFirst is a people-oriented political party, it’s pretty strange how they didn’t show their people-ness in wishing PM Lee a speedy recovery. Hmm.
Prediction: Too busy trying to improve the designs of their caps and polo shirts.
5. Gan Kim Yong
Minister of Health in charge of running the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) that PM Lee is currently warded in, yet no well-wishes from him or his Ministry at all?
Updating their Facebook cover photo is more important, it seems.
And Chinese Orchestra performances are also a bit more important.
6. Roy Ngerng
Prediction: Need we even explain why? Ngerng and PM Lee are not on the best of terms, as evidenced by the defamation lawsuit slapped on Ngerng by the Prime Minister.
Roy remains focused on his anti-PAP antics.
However, we admit we would have been really surprised and pleased if Roy had put aside his political convictions to wish PM Lee a swift recovery on personal terms. That would have demonstrated so much class and chivalry on his part. Even Chee Soon Juan wished PM Lee well.
Fun fact: Roy’s Facebook profile handle is sexiespider. Lol.
7. George Yeo
Prediction: Still nursing a teeny grudge for being ousted in the 2011 General Elections? No la, we’re just kidding. George Yeo is having the time of his life away from politics now.
8. Chen Show Mao
Prediction: Really angsty about how Minister K Shanmugam totally owned him in Parliament.
PM Lee now
The most recent statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has stated that PM Lee’s operation was successful, and that he will recover fully.
This post is purely a light-hearted commentary, and we mean no harm. We’re certain that every Singaporean, whether they did post on Facebook or not, genuinely wishes PM Lee well; and we’re no exception. #GetWellSoonPM from all of us here at MustShareNews!
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