25 Jun '11, 12pm

Tony Tan will unite people if elected as president: PM Lee

Tony Tan will unite people if elected as president: PM Lee

Dr Tony Tan will be a unifying figure for all citizens, and will bring honour and credit to Singapore. -- PHOTO: TONY TAN PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday he has no doubt that if elected president, Dr Tony Tan will be a unifying figure for all citizens, and will bring honour and credit to Singapore. In his first comments on the upcoming presidential election, the prime minister also disclosed that Dr Tan had informed him that he would be resigning from the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) to contest the Presidential Election as an independent candidate. 'He did not need my permission, nor did he ask for it,' said Mr Lee Saturday, in an email response to questions from the media. He was asked if Dr Tan had spoken to him about entering the contest. Mr Lee is chairman of GIC, and Dr Tan, 71, will step down as deputy chairman and executive di...

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