GE2020 showed Singapore at 'inflexion point': Goh Chok Tong

ESM notes need to address aspirations of the young for more voices and diversity in govt

Mr Goh Chok Tong will retain his ESM title and make himself available for the furthering of ties with India and Myanmar. He also sounded out Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on conducting fireside chats with new MPs.
Mr Goh Chok Tong will retain his ESM title and make himself available for the furthering of ties with India and Myanmar. He also sounded out Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on conducting fireside chats with new MPs. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
Mr Goh and the PAP's Bukit Gombak candidate Ang Mong Seng campaigning during the 1997 General Election. Mr Goh has fought 10 general elections and one by-election.
Mr Goh and the PAP's Bukit Gombak candidate Ang Mong Seng campaigning during the 1997 General Election. Mr Goh has fought 10 general elections and one by-election.ST FILE PHOTO

Four days after General Election 2020 - and unencumbered by duties and meetings for the first time in his adult life - Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong allowed himself a little chuckle.

In a Facebook post on July 14, he wrote about a health scare following the discovery of a white spot, possibly malignant, on his larynx last year. A biopsy was ruled out as he had a health complication. So a period of observation followed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 02, 2020, with the headline 'Recent GE showed S'pore at 'inflexion point': Goh'. Subscribe