05 Feb '12, 11pm

Dr Toh Chin Chye was 'of a generation of warriors and builders': Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong

Dr Toh Chin Chye was 'of a generation of warriors and builders': Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong paying his respects to the late Dr Toh Chin Chye at Greenview Crescent on Sunday. On Mr Goh's right is Dr Toh's brother, Dr Toh Chin Kooi. Mr Goh said that Dr Toh Chin Chye's boldness in stating an opposing view was a 'very important quality': 'It's not the PM's show. Ministers must be prepared to debate.' -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE By Rachel Chang Dr Toh Chin Chye was of a generation of leaders who were both 'warriors and builders', said Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong on Sunday. Not only did they fight for and achieve independence for Singapore, but they also then governed and developed the country - a successful transition that few other independence heroes from that era achieved. 'It is important for us to reflect on the values and contributions of that generation of leaders,' noted Mr Goh. 'We can use these sad moments to re...

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