20 Jul '11, 3am

(TTR) Tony Tan: Graduate Mother Scheme was ‘unfair’

(TTR) Tony Tan: Graduate Mother Scheme was ‘unfair’

Faced with a potential massive public backlash over his past association with the repressive and elitist PAP regime, presidential hopeful Dr Tony Tan is now busy trying to whitewash history with the help of the state media. Straits Times’ Tessa Wong has been Tony Tan’s unofficial spin doctor, spinning stories after stories to promote him with an article on 17 June claiming that he was “a man with a strongly independent mind, who has stood up to prime ministers on key policy issues such as the graduate mothers’ scheme in the 1980s.” When asked about his thoughts about the ill-thought scheme yesterday, Dr Tan said the scheme was one of the first issues he took up when he became education minister in 1985, and managed to persuade his Cabinet colleagues to drop the policy as he felt it was “unfair” and not fulfilling its purpose. “I see little benefit in going back to see what...

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