None of the PAP MPs volunteered for the Transport Minister profile, not even Khaw Boon Wan. This reflects very badly on the PAP and it appears the Education Ministry is an “easy” portfolio given that all new MPs are posted there. Well, the education ministry is on auto-pilot, Education Ministers simply just have to leave the civil service to do their work and act on complains. Whereas the transport ministry is in a terrible shape at the moment, and more structural changes in policies are needed before public transport become stable.
Singapore cannot progress with leaders who do not want to roll up their sleeves and prove their capabilities but only want to do the easy work. It is like having generals who dare not engage in uphill battles, choosing only the sure-wins. I find people in positions of power who pick the roads of least resistance very distasteful. It is not that I am arrogant but I really look down on PAP MPs as none of them have proven their salt. They have no idea what they are doing, I worry for Singaporeans.