06 Aug '11, 5pm

The Presidential Election or the PAP Election?

Members of the PAP establishment, in particular the law expert Shanmugam, have time and again clarified for the public the role of the President and the limits of his powers, saying that the President does not have executive powers and has no say in policymaking. This is a strange phenomenon that can trigger at least two retorts that are not exactly compatible with each other but can work to undermine the position of the PAP: “So you are finally admitting that the President is nothing but the PAP government’s rubber stamp?” “You are rjust telling us that we must not vote for a candidate who is anti-PAP because the President cannot do anything against the PAP. But if the President cannot do anything against the PAP, why do you care who we vote for?” In the first instance, it would seem as though the PAP is openly, if unwittingly, making a mockery of the farcical political s...

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