13 Jul '11, 5am

Govt to continue staff support for ex-PMs: Singapore's two former Prime Ministers, Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Emeritus

Govt to continue staff support for ex-PMs: Singapore's two former Prime Ministers, Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Emeritus

Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Mr Goh Chok Tong still have a role to play for Singapore. (AFP file photo) Singapore's two former Prime Ministers, Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, will continue to receive staff support from the government, according to a statement by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Monday. The support will enable both senior figureheads to carry out official work when called upon by the government, as well as their duties as senior advisors to the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and Monetary Association of Singapore (MAS) respectively. 87-year-old Mr Lee, widely recognised as modern Singapore's founding father, spent 31 years as the nation's first Prime Minister. Mr Goh, 70, succeeded him as PM and sat in office for 14 years. Mr Lee stepped down as GIC chairman in May, and is now its senior advisor. Mr Goh, who was ...

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