On Mon night, the news on TV covered PM Lee’s speech at NTUC National
Delegates Conference. I was confused to see the large welcome banner behind
him addressing him as ‘Brother Lee Hsien Loong’. Why the religious sounding
address ? The common practice is to address him as PM.
I think whoever is in-charge should be mindful to separate their religious
belief from public sphere. As it is, we know being human it is hard to do so.
But public servants, politicians, MPs, Ministers….who have influence over
our social policies should be cautious and consciously do so.
It is very uncomfortable to have such strong openly religious link address in
public forum directed at PM. PM should lead by example and stop such