Life can be unpredictable: One moment a person is fine, the next his world comes crashing down, which is why I was saddened to read about Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s stroke.
But I am uplifted to learn that he is responding to treatment at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (“Heng in stable condition, to stay in ICU for some time”; May 14).
Managing Singapore’s finances is no mean feat, more so when the nation must act to revive the economy in the face of global uncertainty. If there were anyone who could do this, it is Mr Heng and his sharp mind.
And he had been handling important projects, which included the SG50 celebrations and the Committee on the Future Economy, besides serving as a Member of Parliament.
It is encouraging that his duties at Tampines Group Representation Constituency is now being shared among his fellow MPs (“Tampines MPs to share Heng’s workload to ensure no disruption to services”; May 14).
Alliances can rally people to a worthy cause, and this is where collaborative prayer, in which Singaporeans pray for Mr Heng and his family, can also prove useful for his recovery. In my experience, nothing beats the power of prayer.
RAYMOND ANTHONY FERNANDO