11 Aug '11, 2am

"It is not something new but it took me almost 12 years to “realise” that this is a President who loves to mingle...

"It is not something new but it took me almost 12 years to “realise” that this is a President who loves to mingle...

For almost 12 years, I have never been a fan of outgoing President S R Nathan. In view of the legacy left by the late President Ong Teng Cheong, is inevitable that comparisons between Mr Ong and his successor(s) would be made. In this regard, Mr Nathan’s actions, or “inactions”, over the years further alienated me from him. I often ask: What exactly did he do apart from making overseas state visits and gracing events in Singapore? And when I read in January 2009 that the Finance Minister had submitted a formal proposal to the President for permission to dip into the reserves in the midst of the financial crisis just two days before Budget Day, my disappointment grew further. Was the Government so certain that the President would agree to their request, I asked? If that was the case, was it because the President had been perceived as a Government-friendly custodian of the r...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/08/a-critic-turned-suppo...

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