Goh Chok Tong

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Listing created by aikiash on January 30, 2013    

Goh Chok Tong is a member of the People's Action Party and Singapore's second Prime Minister. He is currently the Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC and holds the honorary title of Emeritus Senior Minister.


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Only Respect for him in my eyes

This man is so "old-school", and by old school I mean the meaning where we refer to him as someone who's really, really, really old.

To be honest, I was never really interested in politics until just recently. In fact, if you had asked me about politics, I would have honestly told you that the only two names I would have known would be "Lee Kuan Yew" and :Koh Chok Tong" - it seemed like they always came in a pair.

Being great leaders of an amazing country like Singapore, it's no surprise that I would link both the Prime Ministers - of different periods - with one another. I'm sure they must be good friends.

Though My Goh came after Mr Lee, one sure has to respect him for being able to continue running and developing the country from the young nation that Mr Lee groomed.

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(Updated: April 23, 2013)

Towering height

I am no dwarf sized person. Neither am I one with empowering height. However, I could not say the same when it comes to Mr Goh Chok Tong.

I recalled my trip to Queenstown. I awaited for Prince William. Several minutes late, he arrived. I was astounded by his height. He looked like the towering beanstalk and I felt like Jack. Mr Goh Chok Tong provided the same jaw dropping situation several years ago. I can't exactly remember where the venue was but there were zillions of human beings there. The throng of people flocking forward in search of mister powerful politician within the crowd was rather suffocating. Fortunately, stifling suffocation was castes aside the moment I saw a head bobbing about several feet ahead of me. So tall! He exuded the sincere charm that was similar to Mr S R Nathan. I no longer wonder as to why he was so publicly well received.

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