Since the devastating blow to the dominant party's mandate in the June(-1 month) elections, the Prime Minister has been appearing frequently to make pronouncements in the media. He talks about the need for (cheap) foreign workers (to drive "growth" ever higher), about jobs going to Singaporeans.
And each time he appears, his hair is just a little whiter, his wrinkles deeper, his face more haggard.
A ploy for pity?
What if we see a skeletal Prime Minister appearing next? Perhaps he will be so haggard, whether by make up or other means, that he expects to move the people that way. The question is whether he can pull this off.