04 Apr '11, 2am

SM Goh's potential successor makes political debut #SGelections

SM Goh's potential successor makes political debut #SGelections

FOR the past week, Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has been dropping hints of his potential successor in Marine Parade GRC - a strong candidate who can form the core team of Singapore's fourth-generation leadership. Yesterday, residents of the GRC had their chance to meet Brigadier-General (NS) Tan Chuan Jin (right), 42, when he made his debut in political life. He was introduced to grassroots leaders at a dialogue in Kampong Ubi-Kembangan Community Club. Tipped as a future office-holder, the former commander of the Army Training and Doctrine Command will understudy SM Goh. SM Goh confirmed that BG (NS) Tan is, in his opinion, a 'member of the people whom the Prime Minister is testing out'. He said: 'So if he makes, it, he will be a member of the core team. Hopefully, he will succeed in being one.' BG (NS) Tan retired from the Singapore Armed Forces on March 31 after 24 year...

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