22 Aug '11, 4am

Lim Swee Say: NTUC stays neutral in support of #sgpresident candidates Funniest shite I read all morning.

SINGAPORE: NTUC Chief Lim Swee Say said 75 per cent of unions affiliated to the National Trades Union Congress have endorsed presidential candidate Dr Tony Tan. Mr Lim said the rest have chosen to remain neutral as they could not come to a consensus or were from the public sector and felt it was inappropriate to endorse any candidate. Two main groups comprise this 25 per cent. One group was the aerospace and aviation cluster which was unable to reach a high majority of any one candidate. The other group was the public sector unions like HDB, IRAS and PUB which felt that it was inappropriate for public sector employees to endorse any candidate. The unions which have endorsed Dr Tan said say they want a president who can boost Singapore's international standing to attract foreign investment. They also want a president with a track record of contributing to job creation and w...

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