25 Jun '11, 11am

Tony Tan will be unifying figure if elected: PM Lee

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he has no doubt that former deputy prime minister Dr Tony Tan will be a unifying figure for all citizens and will bring honour and credit to Singa­pore if he is elected as Singapore's next president. Mr Lee said this on Saturday in response to questions from the media on how he sees Dr Tan as a candidate. Dr Tan had announced on Thursday that he would be running for president. In response to a question on whether Dr Tan had informed him of his decision, Mr Lee replied that Dr Tan had informed him, as Chairman of the Government Investment Corporation (GIC), that he would be resigning from GIC to contest the Presidential Election as an independent candidate. Mr Lee said Dr Tan did not need his permission, nor did he ask for it. To a question on how he sees the upcoming Presidential Election, Mr Lee replied that the president is ...

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