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PM Goh's speech: Moving Forward

 

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"Because I paid tribute to many of my colleagues at last week's National Day Rally, some Singaporeans thought it was a farewell speech. I hope you do not also jump to a hasty conclusion tonight, just because I am thanking you! I will decide when to step down only after I have seen signs of recovery in our economy.

"What will I do after I step down? No matter what I do, I shall still contest the next general election. I have deep and abiding feelings for Marine Parade. I love Marine Parade.

"I have received generally positive comments on my Rally speech. But a funny thing happened. In the speech, I brought up the story of Hsien Loong slapping Dhanabalan to dismiss the alleged incident as untrue. I tried to do it with subtle humour. But after the Rally, I discovered instead that half of Singapore believed it was true!

"There are two possible explanations for this unexpected outcome. First, the audience was so shocked by the story that they failed to hear or understand my punch lines. In boxing language, they were KO'd before the punch lines came. Second, my punch lines on my having amnesia, and Singaporeans being creative, were more like Tai Chi moves than a Mike Tyson punch. They were nuanced, not a direct blow to the head.

"So sometimes, it is better to call a spade a spade than to say in a roundabout way that it is a hand-held, earth-digging equipment!

"My friends, many of us here belong to the generation which was born before or during the Second World War. We have experienced many hardships and crises. During the Japanese Occupation, we lived in constant fear and hunger. In the 60s, we saw anger and distrust during the racial riots. We have also suffered bus strikes, water rationing and blackouts. We have gone through several economic downturns.

"My generation is therefore unfazed by our slow economic growth. We have lived through worse times before.
I am not too worried for our young as we move forward into the future. There are many exciting opportunities for them in the new industries we are developing. They will get their 5 Cs - cash, credit card, car, condominium and country club - except it will take a little longer.

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Tuesday
26 August 2003

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