01 May '11, 3am

Tan Jee Say did not make the cut: SM Goh #SGelections

Tan Jee Say did not make the cut: SM Goh #SGelections

SENIOR Minister Goh Chok Tong disclosed on Saturday night that his former principal private secretary (PPS) Tan Jee Say did not make the cut to be a Permanent Secretary, and that was why he resigned from the Civil Service. Mr Tan, 57, is a Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) candidate contesting in four-member Holland-Bukit Timah GRC. 'He was an able, hardworking PPS, but I did not think he would make it as a Permanent Secretary,' said SM Goh, speaking at a PAP rally in Marine Parade GRC. He is leading the PAP team contesting there. This was why Mr Tan resigned to go into the private sector to advance his career, SM Goh added. Mr Tan went to Oxford University on an Overseas Merit Scholarship, and served as PPS to then Deputy Prime Minister Goh from 1985 to 1990. He left the Administrative Service in 1990 to join investment bank Morgan Grenfell Asia, before moving into fund ma...

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