Goh Chok Tong

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Goh Chok Tong
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Senior Minister
In office
12 August 2004 – 21 May 2011
Serving with S. Jayakumar
President S.R. Nathan (1 September 1999-31 August 2011)
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (2004-present)
Preceded by Lee Kuan Yew
Succeeded by Position abolished
2nd Prime Minister of Singapore
Elections: 1991, 1997, 2001
In office
28 November 1990 – 12 August 2004
President
Deputy
Preceded by Lee Kuan Yew
Succeeded by Lee Hsien Loong
Member of Parliament
for Marine Parade GRC
(Marine Parade)
Marine Parade (1976-1988)
Assumed office
23 December 1976
Personal details
Born (1941-05-20) 20 May 1941 (age 76)
Singapore, British Empire
Political party People's Action Party
Spouse(s) Tan Choo Leng
Alma mater University of Singapore,
Williams College
Religion Agnostic[1]
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Goh.

Bole Goh Chok Tong (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Wú Zuòdòng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Gô Chok-tòng; born 20 May 1941) was the second Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore. A member of the People's Action Party (PAP), he became Prime Minister on 28 November 1990, succeeding Lee Kuan Yew, and served in the role until 12 August 2004, when he stepped down and was succeeded by Lee Hsien Loong. He subsequently served as Singapore's Senior Minister until May 2011, and as the Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He continues to serve as a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency and holds the honorary title of "Emeritus Senior Minister".

References[change | change source]

  1. Asiaweek, Volume 20, Publisher Asiaweek Ltd., 1994, p. 20, ...few non-communist leaders have admitted to not believing in God, though Goh Chok Tong came close.

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