I had a very disturbing conversation with a young colleague this evening…
Colleague: OMG! I was going to vote for the PAP but looks like I’m going to have to change my vote! I just read this HUGE EXPOSÉ online! DID YOU KNOW that Lee Hsien Loong is the Chairman of GIC? And our Deputy PMs, Tharman and Teo Chee Hean are also on the board?
Me: *Stunned* What’s the big deal? It’s on the GIC website what.
Colleague: Even then! That’s terrible! There should be separation of State and this kind of GLC!
Me: *Lagi stunned* Do you know what the GIC does? It invests our foreign reserves leh! If Singapore’s PM doesn’t head it… Then who u want to head it?
The conversation died after that.