Aye Tharman, why you like that one, you got clear mandate from the people but also don't want be PM. You say you not PM de 'liao' and not interested, but how you know when you never even try leh?
I remember last time you say when you very young, you didn't know what is your ambition, now also suka suka become DPM, just one level higher also don't want. You also not very old, Trump, Clinton and Sanders all older than you but they also want to be USA president. Now only ask you be PM of Singapore also kpkb? Singapore cabinet ageist is it?
Also I see you quite fit leh, confirm can live very long one. But you rather let one of the other not-as-experience people become PM. All of them not as charismatic as you, not as yandao as you and lack much standing internationally. I know alot of opposition also want you become PM. Only you can gel all Singaporeans together.
Imagine you let one of the others become PM, PAP will confirm lose support and Singapore will become more divisive politically. You want that to happen meh? Or you become PM first la, you can still mentor them, then when one of them earn enough respect from the people then you step down also no problem what.
I also dunno why LHL want to have minority president to prove meritocracy, but this will only be tokenism. But if you become PM, this will be the epitome of true meritocracy of Singapore. I think you lan lan must become PM lah!
Frustrated Chinese Singaporean