12 Sep '17, 1pm

Halimah Yacob set to be next Singapore's president

Halimah Yacob set to be next Singapore's president

SINGAPORE: Madam Halimah Yacob is set to be Singapore's eighth president and its first woman head of state this week, in the country's first presidential election reserved for candidates from the Malay community. The 63-year-old former Speaker of Parliament was the only presidential hopeful declared eligible to contest by the Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) yesterday. "Whether there is an election or not, my passion and commitment to serve the people of Singapore remain the same," she told reporters. She collected her certificate of eligibility at the Elections Department in the afternoon, shortly after witnessing the election of her successor as Speaker in Parliament. The PEC's decision all but concludes a process that began when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong mooted a review of the elected presidency early last year. A Constitutional Commission recommended changes...

Full article: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2017/09/12/halima...

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