23 Jun '11, 3am

Former DPM Tony Tan will run for President #sgelections

SINGAPORE - Former Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan went to the Elections Department this morning at about 10.25am, where he collected forms and announced his intention to contest the upcoming Presidential election. Dressed smartly in a blue suit with blue tie, the Executive Director of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and chairman of Singapore Press Holdings told reporters he would run as an independent candidate. He was accompanied at the Elections Department by his wife, Mary, who told reporters she was proud of her husband. At a press conference, Dr Tan, 71, said he would resign from his GIC and SPH posts from July 1 to dispel doubts that there are conflicts of interest with his candidacy. He has also resigned from the People's Action Party, he added, saying the Government did not approach him to run for the Elected Presidency. So far, two other i...

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