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Popular Bookstore shelves Goh Chok Tong’s new biography in ‘Fiction’ section

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Copies of Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong’s new authorised biography has been placed in the ‘Fiction’ section at a Popular Bookstore outlet.

Socio-political commentator Mr Brown was the one who spotted the copies of ESM Goh’s book at the Fiction shelf of the local bookstore. Sharing a picture of the shelf that bears several copies of the biography, Mr Brown tweeted:

“Someone shelved Lao Goh’s book under fiction. I wonder if the bookseller knows something we don’t.”

Sharing a screenshot of Mr Brown’s tweet on Facebook, ESM Goh commented, “Book shop knows that fiction sells better than memoirs.”

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Written by author Peh Shing Huei, the authorised biography entitled Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story covers Goh’s life until the point he becomes the nation’s second Prime Minister in 1990. A second part is expected to cover the rest of Goh’s life and career after he succeeded Lee Kuan Yew to become head of Government.

Besides writing the foreword and the afterword for the biography, ESM Goh also answers certain questions the author poses in the biography.

Among other questions, Peh Shing Huei, a former Straits Times journalist, asks the ruling party leader extensively about his relationships with Lee Kuan Yew, Lee Hsien Loong and veteran opposition politicians J.B. Jeyaretnam, Low Thia Khiang and Chiam See Tong:

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