Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced a sweeping cabinet revamp after the ruling People’s Action Party was rocked by its worst ever election showing. The party old guard led by his father Lee Kuan Yew, 87, and Goh Chok Tong, 70 -- former prime ministers who served as advisers to the government -- are out of the new cabinet at their own request, the premier said.
Also out are the widely criticized ministers in charge of internal security, housing and transport -- three of the hottest issues in the May 7 polls, which the prime minister has called a “watershed” event for the island republic.
Here is Dr Wong's opinion about the matter:
“One thing we can say is they are really serious about rejuvenation,” said Reuben Wong, an assistant professor at the National University of Singapore’s political science department. “Obviously they are responding to a lot of public unhappiness."