Shanmugaratnam dipped his toes into different waters when he declared the China stock market meltdown will impact Singapore more than the Greek tragedy playing out in Eurozone. Makes sense, since the former DPM who let a terrorist out through a toilet window is leading the charge for investments into China. What also makes sense is the Law Minister keeping arm's length distance away from matters of the law, now that the justice system is attracting high profiled protestors on the world stage like United Nations Special Rapporteurs ("Singapore / Freedom of expression: UN expert alarmed by sentencing of teenager blogger").
With Tharman moving into center forward, and Shanmugaratnam donning Finance Minister headgear, are we in for another round of musical chairs? But where would the descendant of a horrible person head to? Lead the army junta that is running the public transport system? After all, Mussolini was famously credited with making the trains run on time. And there's nothing like doing it yourself when the lackies can't seem to get it right.