Lunch with Sumiko: I'm a perpetual optimist, says Manpower Minister Tan See Leng

Dr Tan See Leng entered politics after 30 years as a GP and in the corporate world. The Manpower Minister speaks about how his private sector background gives him an 'outside the system' perspective.

Dr Tan See Leng entered politics after 30 years as a GP and in the corporate world. The Manpower Minister speaks about how his private sector background gives him an 'outside the system' perspective.

Up until eight years ago, Dr Tan See Leng was overweight, tipping the scales at 128kg at one point.

Even for someone tall - he's 1.8m - he was, in his own words, "really big".

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