11 Aug '11, 9am

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THE Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) on Thursday announced that it has issued four certificates of eligibility for the coming presidential election on Aug 27. The four who qualify to stand as candidates are: former deputy prime minister Tony Tan, former Ayer Rajah MP Tan Cheng Bock, former NTUC Income chief executive Tan Kin Lian and former senior civil servant Tan Jee Say. The other two applicants - former JTC chief financial officer Andrew Kuan and former private tutor Ooi Boon Ewe - were unsuccessful in their applications. The PEC said Mr Kuan's seniority and responsibility at JTC corporation were not comparable to the experience and qualifications required under the Constitution. In the case of Mr Ooi, who had asked the committee the waive the constitutional requirements, the committee said it had no powers to waive the requirements. Please enable JavaScript to v...

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