24 Jun '11, 2pm

Tony Tan \\"suitable candidate\\", says Goh Chok Tong

TOKYO: Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said former deputy prime minister Tony Tan is an eminently suitable candidate for Singapore president. "I welcome his announcement he wants to contest in the presidential election," Mr Goh said. "He is eminently a suitable candidate. Going forward, people will decide who will be next president of Singapore. I welcome his candidacy." Mr Goh was speaking to Singapore media in Tokyo, after receiving one of the country's highest honours from the Emperor of Japan. Emperor Akihito presented 10 recipients the highest order of the Japanese decoration -- the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun -- at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. In congratulating them, the emperor expressed his appreciation for the contributions they've made to his country, its society and to its people. Mr Goh was recognised for his contribution to Japan's laun...

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