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I will work in partnership with the Government, all political parties, and civil society to safeguard and advance the future of all Singaporeans.





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

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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