Posts Tagged ‘National reserves

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 […]

Dr Tan Cheng Bock may run for President: go for it!

May 30, 2011

To tell you the truth, many are not comfortable with the idea of someone allied to the PAP as President of Singapore.  If I had said this earlier, this would have been rubbished by PAP supporters who are typically Yes-men.  But now former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Lim Boon Heng, has said that […]