Tag: Tony Tan

“Large segment of people who supported me in PE2011 switched their support to Tan Cheng Bock” – Tan Kin Lian

2011 Presidential Election (PE2011) candidate Tan Kin Lian has recently revealed the reasons why he participated in the election. He said that he is making this explanation over seven years after the election because he is "still being attacked for my participation in the...

Goh Chok Tong was No 3 in ’80s ministerial walkabouts, guess who was No 1 and who was last?

As part of his effort to blood his second generation leaders in the 1980s, Lee Kuan Yew forced them to do Sunday walkabouts. Each minister would cover several constituencies. The walkabouts went on for nearly two months. The 2G walkabouters were Goh, Ong Teng...

Gerald Giam vs. Dr Koh

Gerald Giam’s call for a better match between medical insurance premiums collected and payouts in claims has an opponent outside Parliament. The defeated PAP candidate in the Punggol East by-election and medical director of Capstone Colorectal Surgery Centre, Dr Koh Poh Koon, said Giam had...

Singapore’s elephant in the room

For the naysayers and soothsayers, the clearest indication that Singapore’ centre of gravity  is shifting to the left came when President Tony Tan opened the second session of the country’s 12th Parliament with a rare promise to his people: You will have enough money...

Where are the political changes?

The President pressed all the right buttons to show that Singapore’s centre of gravity as far as social policies are concerned is shifting to the left.  But what about political changes? Zilch. The only mention came when Tony Tan spoke of “divisive politics”. Now, where...

Questions on the President’s Address

By Augustine Low Last Friday, as customary, Tony Tan delivered the President’s Address at the reopening of Parliament. It laid out the government’s broad policy directions for the second half of its term. Politicians, also as customary, reacted positively to the President’s Address. In particular, they...