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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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In mid-October, he met separately with Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri, Singapore's Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum summit in Shanghai and apologized to them in person for not being able to make the trip.
They took part in talks with Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong during the Singapore Prime Minister's recent visit to Australia.
John Chambers' five-day Asia tour also included meetings with Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong of Singapore, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia, and Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa of the Hong Kong SAR.
Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong left Singapore on Monday on an official weeklong trip to Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, his office said in a statement.
He also met Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Singapore's Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
At the event launching Netrust last year, Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong noted that, "A major challenge facing electronic commerce today is the security of electronic commerce transactions" -- a challenge that is solved by the interoperability of SmartGate's VPN technology and Netrust certificates.
Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong tendered his resignation Tuesday, ending 14 years in power to make way for his deputy Lee Hsien Loong.
The air cargo services pact marks the first time for any ASEAN member country to adopt a new ''2 plus X'' approach proposed by Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and Thai Premier Thaksin Shinawatra at the ASEAN Summit in Bali in October last year.
Senior Japanese parliamentarian Hosei Norota met with Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and other Singapore leaders during his five-day visit here that ends Wednesday, a government statement said Tuesday.
Lee, 52, named outgoing Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong as senior minister, taking over from the elder Lee, who had served in that post in Goh's Cabinet since 1990.
Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, who is now visiting Egypt, discussed the issue in a meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Prime Minister Atef Ebeid in Cairo.
Koizumi telephoned the leaders of the four countries -- Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong -- to apologize for postponing his trip.

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