28 Apr '15, 10am

7 things Chan Chun Sing should learn from Lim Swee Say before taking over NTUC

With the publication of outgoing labour chief Lim Swee Say’s last May Day message, a new chapter with Minister Chan Chun Sing is on the horizon. And with Chan being thrown in the deep end (mind you, before becoming labour chief in 2007, Lim had two years of experience as a Deputy Secretary General), some people are probably concerned that Chan has too little time (3.5 months to be exact) to learn the ropes. But with Lim already in ORD mood, the next couple of days will be the best time for Chan to learn some last minute things. 1. Have a better dress sense. From skinnies to… Pleats stop. Too striking. Source: Straits Times screenshot 2. Be a wordsmith Famous for discovering words like “futurise”, “betterer”, “betterest” to convey messages to the everyday man, Lim Swee Say is the doyen of the English language. Even as a parting shot, Lim coined “tripartise”. Swee Say’s last...

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