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Know this about 1993 PE?

In Political governance on 20/09/2017 at 4:01 pm

In fact, I recall that in 1993, the Government’s preferred candidate was Ong Teng Cheong. Everyone knew he would win. But Dr Goh Keng Swee still went out of his way to persuade Mr Chua Kim Yeow to stand for elections. Why? To prevent a walkover and give citizens the dignity of expressing their choice”

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I must say I didn’t know Dr Goh did this.

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  1. http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/a99d1364-fdfd-4a05-9f04-be0746d762d5

    “Contesting against Ong for the post of president was retired top civil servant and banker Chua Kim Yeow. Chua, who was also the first local accountant-general and recipient of multiple public service awards, including the Public Administration Gold Medal, was persuaded by former Deputy Prime Minister Goh Keng Swee and Finance Minister Richard Hu to stand as a non-political candidate.”…

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