23 Jun '11, 2am

Tony Tan to contest Presidential Election

SINGAPORE: Former Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan said he will contest the upcoming Presidential Election as an independent candidate. Dr Tan arrived at the Elections Department at 10.30am on Thursday and picked up forms for the Certificate of Eligibility required for the election. Dr Tan is currently the Chairman of Singapore Press Holdings as well as deputy chairman and executive director of GIC - the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. A former mathematics and physics lecturer at the University of Singapore, Dr Tan entered politics in 1979 at the age of 38. He left the Cabinet between 1991 and 1995, became chairman and CEO of OCBC Bank, before returning to the Cabinet to beef up its ranks in August 1995. Dr Tan retired from politics after 26 years in government, having helmed the ministries of finance, education, defence, health, and trade and industry at dif...

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