Tag: Goh Chok Tong

ESM Goh says he expected the PAP to do better in the GE

Singapore—In an interview with The Straits Times (ST) Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said he had expected the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) to have done better at the recently held General Election, noting there may have been a mismatch between the party...

Goh Chok Tong has “thank you” lunch with Khaw Boon Wan

Singapore -- Mr Goh Chok Tong, who was the country's second Prime Minister and most-recently an MP for Marine Parade GRC, took to Facebook on Thursday (July 30) to share a photo of him and former Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan having lunch. The photo...

Goh Chok Tong: “‘Diversity’ is the buzz word in Singapore politics now”

Congratulating not only Marine Parade GRC MPs Tan See Leng and Edwin Tong (in Parliament House) on their being sworn in as full Cabinet ministers, former-Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong extended his wishes to all the ministers who were sworn in. “I welcome the...

ESM Goh calls for Singaporeans to do more than “pledge ourselves as one united people”

In light of George Floyd’s homicide, cities across the United States witnessed another night of protests despite widespread curfews as sporadic unrest continued across the country. Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong took to social media yesterday (Jun 2) to exemplify the situation, calling...

ESM Goh says that other countries should examine how they have dealt with the pandemic, as Singapore takes stock

As the daily numbers of community cases of Covid-19 dwindle, Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong took the opportunity to exemplify Singapore and ask other countries to follow in her footsteps when dealing with the pandemic. In a Facebook post yesterday (May 5), ESM...

ESM Goh takes us through typical day during circuit breaker

Singapore -- With people staying home during the circuit breaker, Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong has reminded his social media followers not to disrupt their lives. In an MParader Facebook post on Thursday (April 23), Mr Goh asked his supporters: "How do you...

ESM Goh: Old or young, let’s “tia chenghu” (listen to Govt)

There has been another message from Marine Parade GRC MP Goh Chok Tong to rally the people of the constituency in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. In a Facebook post on Thursday (April 16), the Emeritus Senior Minister said that while he may not be...

ESM Goh suggests local TV channels play nostalgic shows as “Older people are happiest when they recall their good old younger days”

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has asked for local service providers such as Mediacorp, Singtel and the like to help keep elderly people entertained with nostalgic shows. In a Facebook post yesterday (April 15), ESM Goh wrote: “My heart goes out to the elderly...

ESM Goh pointedly says: “Queensland just went ahead with its local elections despite the coronavirus”

“Queensland just went ahead with its local elections despite the coronavirus”, pointed out Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong in a Facebook post yesterday (Mar 30). His comments come as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday (Mar 27) gave the strongest signal yet...

Goh Chok Tong thanks “mighty reserves” for “mighty” Resilience Budget

Singapore – Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has taken to Facebook to thank the "mighty" Singapore reserves for coming in handy for the Resilience Budget. On Thursday (March 26), Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat released the landmark supplementary budget statement...