18 Aug '11, 2am

The shoes are too large. To follow in the footsteps of Ong Teng Cheong - Mr Tan Kin Lian #sgpresident

SINGAPORE - Declaring that he wants to be "the voice of the people", presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian, 63, turned up at the Nomination Centre yesterday wearing a red tie with an orchid motif - similar to the one frequently worn by former Deputy Prime Minister Ong Teng Cheong during his tenure as Elected President. Mr Tan told reporters that he wants to follow in the footsteps of Mr Ong, who had several well-publicised run-ins with the Government during his presidency. "(Mr) Ong knows his duty as a President, to safeguard the reserves; he did his best to act independently and to ask questions ... I will follow his example," the former NTUC Income CEO said. Mr Tan reiterated that he had presented Mr Ong with a set of similar ties in different colours when Mr Ong left NTUC to contest the Presidential Election in 1993. "He liked it so much he used it for his (presidential) ...

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