Ex President and former KFC Colonel Sanders model, Tony Tan, was conferred Singapore's highest civilian honour. President Halimah Yacob bestowed on the 78 year old Tony Tan Keng Yam The Order of Temasek (First Class).
She said that this highest accolade was given to him for his lifetime dedication to public service and his stellar service to Singaporeans and to Singapore. She also referred to Tony Tan's 4 decades of being in the public service, which she said, is equaled by few, thus eliminating the thousands who have been giving their lives to serve the civil service since Singapore's independence. President Halimah also did not touch on the fact that Tony Tan had been well renumerated in his years of public service, including his stint as President, where he basically just had to turn up and smile.
When as president of Singapore his highest achievement was said by him to be Joseph Schooling's gold medal in the Olympics, you know he had done nothing as president. Again, he just had to show up and put the gold medal around his neck for a photo op for this to be his highest achievement as president. Once again, the PAP has managed to show to the adoring Singapore public how ownself praising ownself is a very real thing.