The old order changeth, yielding place to new,
And God fulfils himself in many ways,
Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.
The PAP that he founded and led to victory after, is not today’s PAP. Would Kate Spade Tin and Puthu have been MPs in his time? Would he have allowed George Yeo to “attack” the party in a desperate (and ultimately) futile attempt to win a GRC? Would Mah Bow Tan, Raymind Lim and Cry Baby Lim have kept their jobs in his cabinets. In the last case Cry Baby had over 10 years as NTUC chief and cabinet minister to solve productivity and pay issues. He failed. As to the other two, they failed to ensure sufficient public housing and tpt to take into account the influx of FTs.
And if the allegations that he was asked to “shut up” after his “repent” comments are true, he might want to remember:
Authority forgets a dying king,
Laid widowed of the power in his eye
That bowed the will.
Both are quotes from Tennyson’s Idylls of the King.