Singaporeans can’t tell if PM is accepting Halimah resignation or campaigning for her

Her resignation letter to The Prime Minister was two pages long.

His reply to her was one page longer.

PM’s letter to Madam Halimah:

In addition to saying he accepted her resignation, PM Lee highlighted her contributions to the labour union, to the Malay community and to her constituency. He eventually ended with this:

“I have no doubt that you will be able to play this different Constitutional role well. I am confident that if elected you will do your best, as you have always done, and will bring dignity and personal warmth, experience in government and concern for the people, to the highest office in the land.”

For a moment, we also got confused. This one resignation letter or endorsement letter?