Posts Tagged ‘elected president

Tan Jee Say running for President: break PAP monopoly

July 16, 2011

I applaud Tan Jee Say’s foray into the Presidential Election. He is the only one among the other candidates who has no ties with the repressive PAP. No one is fooled. Tony Tan is the PAP-anointed one to be President. But the PAP has to pretend he is independent because in such a climate of […]

Politicians pay tribute to President Nathan: will she do the same?

July 6, 2011

In his post-election press interview Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said we must not forget the older generation whose blood, sweat and toil helped build Singapore. So, three months after the watershed General Election have there been any concrete actions taken or plans drawn up to help the elderly and needy. In China, the elderly […]

Politicians pay tribute to President Nathan: all a show

July 3, 2011

No one is begging President Nathan to stand for a third term, truth be told. As expected, the government mouthpiece, The Straits Times, has been filling its pages singing the praises of the quiet presidency of SR Nathan which spanned 12 long years. Now government ministers are queuing up to offer their gratitude and extol […]

Tony Tan a unifying figure? Trying to fool Singaporeans again?

June 26, 2011

Now even the Prime Minister has to weigh in with claims that Tony Tan “did not need my permission, nor did he ask for it.” He was careful not to be seen as endorsing Tony Tan. In past elections for the Elected President post, the  government made it clear who they were backing but not […]

Tony Tan as Elected President: PAP-anointed EP candidate?

June 23, 2011

When not one but three ministers lectured Singaporeans on the realities of the Elected President, I suspected a hidden agenda.  Now we know. It was to pave the way for former DPM Tony Tan. Reading between the lines, they are in effect telling us to forget all the talk about Tan Kin Lian and Tan […]

Singapore Elected President: why pay millions $$$ for a rubber-stamp?

June 21, 2011

It seems Ministers now have the duty to forewarn the public about the realities of the Elected President (EP) post.  After S. Jayakumar, the Law Minister K. Shanmugam, now comes DPM Teo Chee Hean’s lecture about the EP.  The public have known all along that the EP is nothing more than a  rubber-stamp, even if […]

Nathan: not decided whether to run again? Oh no!

June 8, 2011

Reading President Nathan’s comments about the realities of the Elected Presidency confirms what many have already suspected.  The EP is just a figurehead or a puppet in the eyes of more critical people.  True to its penchant for controlling everything, the ruling party PAP with its two-thirds majority in Parliament  drew up the rules to […]

Tan Kin Lian for President: PAP getting a fit?

June 4, 2011

It seems to me the PAP, which has ruled Singapore without a break since 1959, has just experienced a nightmare of the worst kind with its massive defeat in Aljunied GRC. The GRC monster, which the PAP created to maintain its iron grip on power, is poised to consume its creator with more GRCs predicted […]

Tan Cheng Bock to run for President: ruling party getting nervous?

May 31, 2011

Former outspoken PAP MP, Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s decision to stand for Elected President  has sparked expressions of concern in some quarters of the ruling party, The People’s Action Party which has ruled Singapore with an iron hand for more than 40 years. As an MP he ruffled a few feathers, and now his public […]