The Reform Party extends its condolences on the death of Mr GohPublished: 14th May 2010
The Reform Party and I extend our deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Goh Keng Swee. Though he had been out of public life and not well for a considerable time, his place in history is assured as one of the principal architects of the economic policies that led to Singapore’s success during the early stages of industrialization. By adopting policies of openness to foreign investment and export-led growth, inevitably dictated by the small size of the Singapore market, he enabled Singapore to benefit from the enormous expansion in world trade that took place from the 1960s onwards. I did not have the good fortune to meet Dr. Goh personally. However some of the Singaporean economists I knew at Cambridge University later worked for him and they always praised his intellect but spoke at the same time of his approachability and sense of humour.
Released by Kenneth Jeyaretnam on 14 May 2010