By Alicia Wong Yahoo! News 25 July 2011
As a Member of Parliament, he made headlines for his strong assertions against several government policies.
But if he becomes President, Dr Tan Cheng Bock will be less obtrusive as he employs a strategy he terms "quiet diplomacy".
Explained the 71-year-old Presidential hopeful, [...]
ALONG a quiet row of houses on Holland Grove Drive, a beat-up lorry rumbles to a halt outside a single-storey bungalow. On some days, it is a van that pulls up. On others, it could be a pickup or even a Mercedes-Benz sedan.
Whether it is a mechanic, hawker or businessman at the [...]
In the 1984 General Elections, there was a swing against the PAP by a 12.5%, and this really set the party thinking as how they are going to win back the ground in the next few General Elections. And I remembered I made a speech in the House in 1985, responding to [...]
One day while I was walking along Orchard Road, a young man came to me and thank me. I was wondering why he thanked me. He said that it was because I fought very hard for the use of CPF for education, that he was able to use his father’s CPF to pursue higher [...]
The following article was published by Dr Leslie Tay from IeatIshootIpost on his blog following Dr Tan’s lunch with him at the Bukit Timah Hawker Centre
You are probably wondering why I am writing about having lunch with Dr Tan Cheng Bock. Well the answer is very simple. Firstly, his [...]
Listen to the interview with Dr Tan Cheng Bock by 93.8 Live (27 May 2011)
SINGAPORE: Former Member of Parliament Dr Tan Cheng Bock has indicated that he may be a candidate in the coming Presidential Election.
This comes after the 71-year-old quit the ruling People’s Action Party earlier this month.
Doctors In Politics A Hugely Likeable Voice of Conscience in the House (Straits Times, 13 March 1999) C B Tan
Medicine is my first love. Politics is a calling. I enjoyed practicing medicine in a village called Ama Keng. My patients were humble farmers who sometimes paid my charges with their poultry and [...]
Question: Your name crops up each time the Foreign Talent issue is raised. Why is that?
During the recession, my call to think Singaporeans first during the debate on Foreign Talent was rebutted very strongly by Ministers including then-SM Lee Kuan Yew. I was even accused of being anti-national for my stand.