Lunch With Sumiko: 'My mantra was to keep Singapore going', says ESM Goh Chok Tong

His friends and grassroots leaders have tried for years to get Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong to write a book. When he hit 75, he decided there were lessons he could share from his experiences.
His friends and grassroots leaders have tried for years to get Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong to write a book. When he hit 75, he decided there were lessons he could share from his experiences.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

ESM Goh Chok Tong looks back on his political career in his authorised biography

The batteries of my tape recorder fail me just as my lunch with Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong begins.

I had put in new ones earlier so I can't understand why the recorder is dead.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 04, 2018, with the headline ''My mantra was to keep S'pore going''. Print Edition | Subscribe