06 Aug '11, 10pm

Tan Jee Say: 'I will speak up on issues of conscience' - Straits Times Singapore #TEAMFOLLOWBACK

'If I'm elected President, I would not betray the people's trust and would speak up for them,' he said, adding that he would have the moral authority to do so because he would have been directly elected by the people. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN PRESIDENTIAL hopeful Mr Tan Jee Say said on Saturday night that if elected President, he would not be doing his duty if he does not speak up on 'issues on conscience'. 'I think the mission of the President is to provide checks and balances on the Government and the President would not be doing his duty if he doesn't speak up, whenever the Government crosses the line or fails to deliver its promises to the people. He has the moral authority to do so because he has been directly elected by the people. If I'm elected president I would not betray the people's trust and speak up for them,' he said. Mr Tan was responding to comments made on...

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