Was ESM Goh making a veiled comment about succession when he said he and Low Thia Khiang were basking in the glory of Lee Kuan Yew?


Retired MPs Low Thia Khiang and Goh Chok Tong met at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Thursday (March 10).

In a Facebook post, former Minister Emeritus Goh wrote that he and former Workers’ Party General Secretary Low Thia Khiang “chatted happily as you would expect from two retired MPs.” .

Mr Goh added: ‘He was there for a photo shoot as part of an award when I had just finished a meeting.’

The two men posed for a photo next to a calligraphy on the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, and Mr. Goh wrote, “We have decided to bask in the glory of Lee Kuan Yew as exalted in the calligraphy”. Veiled comments or not, Mr. Goh is known for his cryptic or veiled remarks on social media.

Since retiring from politics in 2020, Goh Chok Tong has shared snapshots of his life on social media, often doling out advice or words of wisdom to follow.

The messages from the former Emeritus Minister (ESM) have become rather cryptic, even morbid. In two separate Facebook posts on October 16, 2021 and October 17, 2021, Mr. Goh spoke of walking “the last mile” of life.

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