Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan commented that he feels five years older than he really in a Facebook post uploaded today, as he turns 65 years old.
Khaw attributed his feelings of feeling older than his age to the “recent trains’ incidents,” likely referring to serious train mishaps in the final quarter of 2017, like the MRT tunnel flooding in October and the MRT collision last month.
The ruling party parliamentarian, who has helmed the Transport Ministry for just over two years, added that the key is to “persevere and press on” since sometimes in life, “we try our best and do what we can but the final outcome is sometimes beyond us.”
At 65, I feel like 70 after the recent trains’ incidents. I had looked forward to year end this year, with Terminal 4,…
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“At 65, I feel like 70 after the recent trains’ incidents. I had looked forward to year end this year, with Terminal 4, DTL3 and successful re-election to the IMO Council. But it was not to be 🙁
“In life, we try our best and do what we can but the final outcome is sometimes beyond us. Key is to persevere and press on, knowing that the cause is just and good should eventually prevail.
“Especially when one is surrounded by good friends, able colleagues and passionate volunteers. No problem cannot be overcome.
“Thank you all for your warm birthday wishes. My supportive colleagues got me a “65-5” cake to “restore” the five years that slipped me! My Sembawang grassroots leaders brought a rainbow cake to add colours to my life! Back at home, we are getting ready to welcome a new member – our third grandchild, to the family! #Thankful”