In Pictures: ESM Goh Chok Tong retires from politics

Mr Goh Chok Tong, 79, has been a Member of Parliament for 44 years. He stepped down from Cabinet in 2011 and has been known as Emeritus Senior Minister since then. Mr Goh announced his decision to retire in a letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday (June 24).

Mr Goh Chok Tong being carried by supporters during his first general election in 1976. PHOTO: ST FILE
Mr Goh, then Senior Minister of State (Finance), arriving in Parliament House for his Budget statement in 1979. PHOTO: ST FILE
Mr Goh (second from right) with fellow PAP members (from left) S. Jayakumar, Lee Hsien Loong, Yeo Ning Hong, Lee Kuan Yew and George Yeo at a rally at Fullerton Square during the general election in 1988. PHOTO: ST FILE
Mr Goh Chok Tong and with several younger ministers after a press conference on Dec 31, 1984. Mr Goh was unanimously picked by the team of younger ministers to be their leader, and the first Deputy Prime Minister. PHOTO: ST FILE
Mr Goh at the Anson constituency by-election in 1981. PHOTO: ST FILE
Mr Goh with Helmut Kohl, Chancellor of Germany, in Bonn on Sept 11, 1986. PHOTO: ST FILE
Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Mr Goh and Mr Lee Kuan Yew at a press briefing in the Singapore Conference Hall after the general election results were announced in 1988. PHOTO: ST FILE
Mr Goh with and Hong Kong's chief executive Tung Chee Hwa in Hong Kong on May 6, 1997. Mr Goh was head of Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines while Mr Tung was boss of Hong Kong's Orient Overseas International Limited. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
Mr Goh with PM Lee at a rally on Sept 8, 2015. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
Mr Goh (centre) in a selfie with residents at Bedok North during a walkabout on Sept 9, 2015, before the general election on Sept 11, 2015. PHOTO: BH FILE
Mr Goh celebrates with (from left) Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Mr Edwin Tong (hidden), Dr Fatimah Lateef and Mr Seah Kian Peng from the People's Action Party after hearing the results for Marine Parade group representation constituency on Sept 12, 2015, following the general election the day before. PHOTO: ST FILE
Mr Goh with President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Aug 8, 2018. PHOTO: ST FILE
Mr Goh Chok Tong during an interview with ST at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy hotel on Oct 30, 2018. PHOTO: ST FILE
Mr Goh with a Chinese-language copy of his biography, Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story, during an interview at the Istana on May 26, 2019. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

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