“Whoever steps into the job would probably find Dr Tan —fondly and
simply known as “Doc” to many — a hard act to follow. In his four years
as the Unit’s first and only chief so far, the MP for Ayer Rajah has so
established his credibility that he has come to stand for Feedback with
a capital F and to personify the Unit in the eyes of the public”
“He is indeed a very busy man, but he remains approachable. One of the most remarkable characteristics of his personality is his dauntless spirit of fighting for the underdogs.
His involvement with the disabled came at a time when accessibility to public places for the disabled was an issue of public attention.
While most people in public service would only pay lip-service in support of a barrier-free society, Dr Tan was prepared to put his money where his mouth is. He is an ardent believer that deeds speak louder than words.”
The Handicaps’ Digest
HANDICAP WELFARE ASSOCIATION