23 Aug '11, 7am

Our reader asks: Does Dr Tan Cheng Bock see himself as the Queen of England? #SGpresident

PRESIDENTIAL candidate Tan Cheng Bock wants the Prime Minister to move out of the Istana, ostensibly to assert the Elected President's independence ('Move PMO out of Istana: Cheng Bock'; last Friday). Dr Tan has made it a key point of his candidacy. His call ignores historical precedent and current realities. Historically, the Istana complex served a dual purpose. It was the British Governor's official residence. In addition, Sri Temasek, located within the Istana grounds, served as the official residence of the Colonial Secretary. Since 1959, the Istana became the official residence of the Yang di Pertuan Negara and later the President, and Sri Temasek that of the Prime Minister. Neither our Presidents nor Prime Ministers have actually lived there. But both have used the Istana as their offices and shared its state rooms. This arrangement saves money. Unlike heads of stat...

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