Home News Featured News Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam receives high praise from Dr Tan Cheng Bock

Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam receives high praise from Dr Tan Cheng Bock

“... I am delighted that he has been recognised by the international community for his abilities. Indeed, he still has many contributions to make in the international community and we are very proud of him, flying the Singapore flag high,” said Dr Tan

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Thursday (October 17) received the Distinguished Leadership and Service Award by the US-based Institute of International Finance (IIF). In light of this, he received high praise from Secretary General of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) Dr Tan Cheng Bock.

Mr Tharman, who is also Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, received the award “in recognition of his contributions to global financial governance and public service”, said the Prime Minister’s Office in a media release.

Dr Tan extended his congratulations to SM Tharman and wrote, “I have seen him at work, up close, in the earlier days of his parliamentary career and have found him to be insightful, honest and kind”.

“So I am delighted that he has been recognised by the international community for his abilities. Indeed, he still has many contributions to make in the international community and we are very proud of him, flying the Singapore flag high”, Dr Tan added.

- Advertisement -

In 2017, Dr Tan said that Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam is the best person to be the next Prime Minister of Singapore.

During a speech he delivered for a local think-tank, Future of Singapore, Dr Tan said that several people had expressed to him their concerns about who the next Prime Minister of Singapore might be.

He added that he had worked with Mr Tharman on several projects and knows first hand that he is a very capable person whose heart is in the right place. Dr Tan however noted that Mr Tharman lacked the ‘killer instinct’.

After serving as Deputy Prime Minister for eight years, SM Tharman was appointed Senior Minister of Singapore on 1 May 2019. He is also the Coordinating Minister for Social Policies. /TISGFollow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Post goes viral of man who wants to extend hospital stay as nobody cares for him at home

Singapore — A netizen has urged readers on Facebook to take care of their parents while they are still alive, after overhearing an elderly man in a hospital ask to stay longer since, he said, no one took care of him...

Praise for student who eats lunch discreetly out of respect for Muslim friends fasting

Singapore - A student has garnered praise for his sensitivity towards his Muslim friends fasting for Ramadan by eating his lunch discreetly. Syafiq Izwan Kassim, a teacher in Malaysia, took to Facebook on Wednesday (Apr 14) to share an experience with one...

Troubles not over: Leong Sze Hian ordered to pay another S$130,000 for legal costs, disbursements

Singapore— Blogger Leong Sze Hian celebrated a little too early when he thanked Singaporeans on Facebook on Apr 4 for contributing the S$133,000 he was ordered to pay by the High Court as damages to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. His legal...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent