09 Aug '11, 2am

Tan Cheng Bock responds to Shanmugam #sgpresident

Singapore - Presidential hopeful Tan Cheng Bock has questioned Law Minister K Shanmugam's most recent comments that the President's influence on the Government in areas outside his constitutional powers would depend on his experience, knowledge and wisdom. Writing on his Facebook page, Dr Tan said the President would have been deemed to have the necessary qualities "by virtue of his being issued the Certificate of Eligibility". "This is further endorsed by the people of Singapore who have voted for him," he added. "Is the Minister questioning the decision of the Presidential Elections Committee and the choice of the voters?" Dr Tan, who is former Member of Parliament for Ayer Rajah, argued the Law Minister has "set the stage of confrontation" between the President and the Prime Minister (PM) when he speaks of the different level of respect the Prime Minister will give. Dr ...

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