Tony Tan

(Tony Tan Keng Yam)

Tony Tan
Tony Tan
  • Born: February 7, 1940
  • Nationality: Singaporean
  • Profession: Statesman

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Tony Tan Keng Yam DUT (born February 7, 1940) is a Singaporean politician who was the seventh President of Singapore & Commander-in-Chief of Singapore Armed Forces, holding office from 2011 to 2017 after winning the Singaporean presidential election, 2011. Formerly a member of the country's governing People's Action Party (PAP), he was the Minister for Finance, Minister for Defence, Minister for Education, Coordinating Minister for Security and Defence and Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) representing Sembawang GRC between 1988 and 2006 and Sembawang SMC between 1979 and 1988. He is the only living former president of Singapore.

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Every clinical encounter is an opportunity to generate social capital. Even in situations where patient needs are complex or seemingly insurmountable, it is the empathy and goodwill which makes the difference.
Families represent the basic building blocks of our society, and primary care a foundational piece of any healthcare system. Society
How could I remain a spectator while Singapore faces such complex challenges? How could I not step forward when I know I have more to contribute to the country we all worked to build?
I plan to work my utmost for Singaporeans, whatever be their political affiliation. The presidency is above politics. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I strive to be the best possible president that I can be to work for all of you and to represent out country and all Singaporeans. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I think we have a good foundation which Mr. Lee Kuan Yew laid down, but you have to move forward. Now the question is what can Mr. Lee Hsien Loong and his team, and all our younger ministers can do now to build on the foundation which Mr. Lee Kuan Yew has built.
I will work in partnership with the Government, all political parties, and civil society to safeguard and advance the future of all Singaporeans. Society ;Future ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I would be able to provide a different perspective and act independently of the Government in the decisions that have to be made by the President. Government
I'm glad that Singaporeans were receptive to my message and have elected me to serve as their president.
Singapore is a natural gateway for international firms looking to access Asia and for Asian businesses to access the world.
Singapore is an international city, and it would be a grave mistake to close our doors.
'Singaporeans first' is different from saying 'Singaporeans only.'
Some of the people involved in ISIS are going to Iraq, and some of our young people are being radicalised through the Internet.
The French have a very deep knowledge of Islam in many areas, and we can exchange views. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
The growth of markets in the region also provides opportunities for home-grown entities - whether established brand names like DBS, Singtel and Keppel Corporation, or SMEs - to establish and grow their presence in the region.
The president is a president for all Singaporeans. Not only for those who have voted for me, but even for those who have not voted for me.
The stronger ties between primary care providers and the patients they serve will produce better outcomes and allow for more sustainable healthcare spending.
Through the outreach that I have done, through platforms, I hope to unify Singaporeans because at the end of the day, Singapore is our home. We share a common destiny, and I think all of us work together for the benefit of our country. Hope ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
To ensure that Singaporeans can take advantage of opportunities, the government should continue to monitor carefully the proportion of foreign students in our education institutions to ensure that the proportion matches the present and future needs of the country, and the Singaporeans are the main beneficiaries of our education policy. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Future
We have developed our own approach towards rehabilitating people, involving psychological rehabilitation, social rehab within families and of our Religious Rehabilitation Group.
Whatever initiatives we launch, we must always put the interests of Singaporeans and Singapore first.
Where patient needs are complex, we should provide greater support in the community so that patients can cut down on trips to the tertiary hospital.

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