15 Aug '11, 4am

PE: Tony Tan fears some candidates writing cheques President cannot cash

PE: Tony Tan fears some candidates writing cheques President cannot cash

SINGAPORE: Presidential candidate and former Deputy Prime Minister, Tony Tan said he fears some candidates contesting the Presidential election are writing cheques that even the President cannot cash. He made this point on his website created for the Presidential polls, in response to several points made by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at Sunday's National Day Rally. Dr Tan said one point he found particularly interesting in Mr Lee's address was whether Singapore will remain pragmatic in its policy-making or if it will turn populist. He said as Singapore's political system continues to evolve, this is a question that will be debated further. Dr Tan also expressed concerns that some politicians may feel compelled to appeal to popular demand for the sake of electoral gain. This temptation, said Dr Tan, is affecting the Presidential Election with some candidates appealing t...

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