06 Aug '11, 4am

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Mr Tan Kin Lian, 63, former chief executive, NTUC Income who will be contesting in the upcoming Presidential Election to be held on 27 August 2011. -- ST PHOTO: SAMUEL HE PRESIDENTIAL hopeful Mr Tan Kin Lian said on Saturday that he has looked at the Constitution and has not found the requirement that 'the President must be dumb' and cannot speak out. He was responding to remarks made by Law Minister Mr K Shanmugam at a forum on Friday on the roles and responsibilities of the President. Mr Tan said that he agreed with Mr Shanmugam that the duties of the President should be those stated in the Constitution. He said if elected he would abide and carry out those duties. However, he said, he did not agree with Mr Shanmugam's views 'that the President cannot speak on anything else without the approval of the Government', saying that the Law Minister's interpretation of the laws...

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