Tag: Goh Chok Tong

PAP’s natural aristocrats are not going to disappear into the sunset

When Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, 78, wrote in Facebook about feeling his age, I could not help thinking to myself: How has Dr Mahathir Mohamad, 93, been managing since he came back last year to be PM of Malaysia for the second...

“With each passing year, each step becomes more difficult.” – 78-year-old ESM Goh’s candid admission

Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong indicated that he can feel his age more with each passing year, in a recent Facebook post. In a post published last week, he published a photo of himself climbing a set of stone steps and wrote: "With...

Has Singapore achieved a “Swiss standard” of living by overtaking Zurich as the 3rd most expensive city?

According to a 2019 worldwide ranking on cost of living, Singapore placed third. Mercer’s 2019 cost of living ranking saw Singapore two ranks above Zurich, Switzerland. In the 2018 ranking, Zurich was placed third, and Singapore, fourth. In 1984, before now-Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong...

ESM Goh raises S$36,000 for children with cancer by auctioning his bicentennial S$20 notes

A set of three bicentennial $20 notes were just sold at a charity auction for S$36,199. Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong auctioned his uncut sheet of three $20 notes, which were initially sold by the Singapore Mint for S$280 per set. The former Prime Minister...

WP’s Low Thia Khiang and Yee Jenn Jong visit ESM Goh’s and Fatimah Lateef’s wards

Yesterday morning, Workers’ Party MP Low Thia Khiang, former Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Yee Jenn Jong and other Hammer outreach members went to Marine Parade and Geylang Serai to give out their party newsletter, as well as to talk to residents. In a social...

ESM Goh says he was glad LKY stayed on as senior minister so that they could resolve differences internally

Singapore — At the launch of the Chinese-language version of his biography, Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story, on June 4, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong explained the decision to have Singapore’s founding Prime Minister stay on in his cabinet—so that any...

Goh Chok Tong says ruling party must have clear majority of Parliamentary seats in 20 years

Singapore— In an interview with Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said that he wants to see the ruling political party have a "clear majority" of the seats in Parliament in around 20 years. When he was asked about what he...

Singapore needs to show ‘moderate voice’ to present a neutral front in US-China rivalry

Being in the middle of the current US-China tug-of-war, Singapore believes that Asia must do a better job of making its voice heard. This was the message of former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong who spoke in Seoul last week. Goh is urging other...

ESM Goh: Let’s build more political and goodwill bridges between Malaysia and Singapore

Singapore: Responding to recent comments from Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Tun Mahathir Mohammad, who said that there is a need for three or four more bridges between Singapore and Malaysia to manage the traffic flow, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said in a...

After Christchurch shooting, ESM Goh asks Singaporeans to guard against religious extremism

Singapore— Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong noted on Monday, March 19, that the multi-religious harmony experienced in Singapore is the “exception rather than the norm in the world” which the nation cannot take for granted. He also urged Singaporeans to stay vigilant against...