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Goh Chok Tong

(gō chôk tông), 1941–, prime minister of SingaporeSingapore
, officially Republic of Singapore, republic (2005 est. pop. 4,426,000), 299 sq mi (774 sq km). It consists of the island of Singapore and about 60 small adjacent islands at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, SE Asia.
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 (1990–2004). After holding government and business positions, he was elected to Singapore's parliament in 1976 and served in the cabinet and People's Action party leadership from 1979. In 1985 he became minister of defense and deputy prime minister, and five years later he succeeded Lee Kuan YewLee Kuan Yew
, 1923–2015, prime minister of Singapore (1959–90). Educated in England, he obtained a law degree from Cambridge Univ. in 1949 and in 1954 founded the moderately leftist People's Action party.
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 as prime minister. Less authoritarian than Lee, Goh saw Singapore through the 1997 Asian financial crisis and the turmoil attending the 2003–3 SARSSARS
or severe acute respiratory syndrome,
communicable viral disease that can progress to a potentially fatal pneumonia. The first symptoms of SARS are usually a high fever, headache and body aches, sore throat, and mild respiratory symptoms; diarrhea may occur.
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 outbreak. He was succeeded by Lee Hsien LoongLee Hsien Loong
, 1952–, prime minister of Singapore (2004–). The eldest son of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, Lee was educated at Cambridge and Harvard while also serving (beginning in 1974) in Singapore's armed forces.
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, his predecessor's son, and served in the government as senior minister (2004–11) after resigning as prime minister.
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While in Singapore, Dr Nazarbayeva will call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin.
Prime Minister Modi made these remarks during his meeting with Emeritus Senior Minister of Singapore Goh Chok Tong.
It must, in particular, pay greater attention to the development and skill training of its human resources, Singapore Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said at the launch of a new book, "India Rising - Fresh Hope New Fear" here.
Venkaiah Naidu held with Singapore's Prime Minister Shri Lee Hsien Loong and former Prime Minister and Emeritus Minister shri Goh Chok Tong in Singapore in separate meetings.
KUWAIT, April 14 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received on Sunday former Singapore's Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and his accompanying delegation on the occasion of his visit to the country.
Summary: General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces received at Emirates Palace on Wednesday, Goh Chok Tong, Senior Minister of the Republic of Singapore, and the delegation accompanying him.
STRONG ties linking Bahrain and Singapore were hailed yesterday as His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, received at Istana Palace former Singaporean prime minister Goh Chok Tong.
The meeting was chaired by former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Sir John Major and attended by Goh Chok Tong, former Prime Minister of Singapore and emeritus Senior Minister, Mohamed El Erian, the CEO and co-CIO of Pimco, Sir David Walker, Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley International, William Rhodes Senior Advisor and Former Senior Vice Chairman, Citigroup, Abdlatif Al Hamad, Chairman and Director General, Arab Fund-Kuwait, Anthony Cordesman, Arleigh A.
Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Minister of Finance, received here today Senior Minister of the Republic of Singapore Goh Chok Tong and his accompanying delegation currently visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Of which Commonwealth country was Goh Chok Tong the prime minister from 1990 to 2004?
MUSCAT: A delegation led by Goh Chok Tong, former prime minister of Singapore, yesterday visited the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in the wilayat of Bausher within the framework of his current visit to the Sultanate.
Muscat, Feb 2 (ONA) Goh Chok Tong, Singaporean Former Prime Minister and his accompanying delegation today visited the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in the Wilayat of Bowsher within the framework of his current visit to the Sultanate.