Tesla car manufacturer Elon Musk says that he had called PM Lee about the $15,000-surcharge for electric vehicles in Singapore and that Lee had told him that “he would investigate the situation”. If this is true, it is commendable that the PM responded so promptly to Musk’s request.
But this morning I also read that Dominique Lee’s family had written – repeatedly – to Mr Lee: “We had even written to the Prime Minister several times, pleading for help in getting answers. All they did was to direct our questions to MINDEF for their reply. Such help is as useful to us, as a comb is to Michael Jordan.”
And then there’s Benjamin Lim’s case. We haven’t heard anything from Mr Lee on the unfortunate death of the boy. Why did the PM not weigh in on the matter when it was raised in Parliament? Was he even present?
Mr Lee must remember that he is Dominique’s Prime Minister, he is Benjamin’s Prime Mnister, he is our Prime Minister. He is not Elon’s Prime Minister.
I hope Mr Lee will respond to this awkward situation.