Daily Lessons from Life 14 January 2018 - A politician's future ...
"Not worried about his political future
SINGAPORE: It’s been about four months since Tan Chuan-Jin took on the role of Speaker of Parliament, but still, the word that is most often associated with him is “demoted”. When I meet him in Parliament House for our interview, he says with a wry smile that he thinks it’s unfortunate that many members of the public continue to fixate on this.
The 49-year-old, who spent nearly 24 years in the military before entering politics, has been “a good soldier” throughout this. If he is disappointed with his new role, he rarely shows it, often speaking about it with a smile on his face.
But beneath the veneer of the good soldier, there must be a man who wondered why he was moved from his position as a full minister to take on the largely procedural role of Speaker and a politician who might be worried about his future.
He admits to wondering about the reasons for his new appointment.
“I did think about why this happened. I thought about it in my own mind, but I don’t linger on these issues.""
This is the MOST IMPORTANT reason to find out for the public: WHY was he moved fr an executive (full minister) to an admin role?
While he has been, unfortunately, n unfairly in my opinion, tagged as the "old people collect cardboards for fun n exercise" guy, he has a good heart n r producing results!
That he is still nonplussed abt why exactly he was moved destroyed my theory that he is slated for the next EP in 2022/23?
Anyway, unless he has really pissed off the power that be, even when his political career ends tomorrow, he should be set for life with some GLCs posting n/or board seats/advisors role!! Money wse should be alright!
Key is can he handle the "loss of prestige n power n influence"? Fr this interview, it seems he can.
What remain will be for him to leverage his past appointments n relationship established to do the social services work that he felt is meaningful n can contribute!
If the 3rd generation Lee ever enter politics, then the dynastic inclination alleged in an ugly public spat by the LEEs last year has some legs to go.
And that probably means that despite being an obedient good soldier, he may not be as compliance as the other general who likes to "kee chiu" n obliged!!
Whatever his next phase of life may be, assigned political role can only last this long if u r just doing n taking one for the team!!
All the best to Mr Tan CJ n that he be moved back to the executive role later in the future!!
I finished in 6hrs50mins in 2015 SCMS. Worst of the 8th attempts!
My 2016 Resolutions
1 Life Long Pursuit always: - at personal level, to be a good father, husband, son, friend and human being; - at work level, to be a professional; practising the 7e Way of leaders;
2 To continue the holistic healthy lifestyle of 'eating right and exercising regularly' so as to keep the weight at 70-71kg and off HBP medication;
3 To continue to find ways to promote the 7e Way of Leaders, to generate revenue from at least 3 sources, and to get article published in established publications;
4 To continue to contribute as Volunteer Probation Officer (VPO) with the Probation Services Branch; as Senior Health Ambassador (SHA) for Health Promotion Board (HPB); and some other Volunteer opportunities.
5 To invest wiser and trade wisely to profit from an extremely challenging 2016;
6 To complete the 2016 SCMS on 04 December 2016 under 6.5hrs and raise at least S$5.9k for Singapore Cancer Society!;
7 To always has space for the Unexpected.
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