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GCT claims LHL was not given special treatment in SAF+politics
« on: December 02, 2018, 12:27:17 pm »
At an interview with state media CNA, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh  Chok Tong vehemently denied that Lee Hsien Loong was given special treatment in the SAF and the ruling party PAP led by his Prime  Minister father Lee Kuan Yew.

Lee Hsien Loong was the world’s youngest Brigadier General and fast-tracked to a ministerial position and later appointed the Prime Minister in 2004.

Minister Goh Chok Tong blankly lied at the interview saying there is no “white-horse” treatment in the Singapore army and politics notorious for cronyism:
   
    “I just look at who could be good candidates. It could be by  another surname, that happened to be a Lee … Yes, he was the prime minister’s son, but I knew the system very well, that when he came in there would be others looking at you like a hawk, whether you had received any special treatment just because you’re the prime minister’s  son… In the SAF, we had to be very careful when we recruited top civil servants’ children, sons, into the SAF, national service; ministers’  sons, judges’ sons. We had to be very careful they didn’t receive any special favours. This was very important because if they received special favours, you can’t expect the other national servicemen to support them. Likewise for Lee Hsien Loong. We have our own views in politics.”

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