Tharman Shanmugaratnam to run for President, will resign from PAP

  • Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam intends to run for the Singapore presidency in an election that must be held by 13 Sep.
  • Mr Tharman, 66, on Thursday (Jun 8) informed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of his decision to retire from politics and all his positions in government. He also said he intends to resign from the People’s Action Party.
  • He will also step down as chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), deputy chairman of GIC, chairman of the Economic Development Board’s International Advisory Council and other responsibilities he has been undertaking in his ministerial capacity.

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