What readers are talking about this week

Mr Lui Tuck Yew.
Mr Lui Tuck Yew.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew's decision to leave politics took readers by surprise, with several lamenting the loss of a capable leader who did not have enough time to solve problems not of his making. The SG50 celebrations and the impending general election were high on the agenda for many readers, with several sharing their views of what they hoped to see in MPs, the role of citizens and voters, as well as how Singapore could prepare to take on the next 50 years.

Another hot topic was elitism. One reader felt it was a natural consequence of meritocracy, but others warned about the dangers of simply dismissing it as such.

Here are the letters:

The 4Cs of an MP

Preparing for Singapore 2065

All have stations to man on the Singapore boat

Mindset change needed for S'pore to survive

'Elitism' can be good for society

Dangerous to dismiss elitism as consequence of meritocracy

Read more Forum letters here