24 Aug '11, 9am

(CNA|sg) PE: Tan Cheng Bock "disappointed" that some are afraid to support him

(CNA|sg) PE: Tan Cheng Bock "disappointed" that some are afraid to support him

SINGAPORE: Presidential candidate Dr Tan Cheng Bock said he was disappointed that some of his former People's Action Party fellow members and those working in the government or government-linked companies were afraid to support him in his presidential bid. Dr Tan said this during his campaign trail at Raffles City, where he met the lunchtime crowd of working professionals on Wednesday. He was responding to questions on his comment that there was a "fear of the consequences of standing up for one's beliefs" in the online edition of a Channel NewsAsia programme, "Meet the Candidates", which was aired on Tuesday. Dr Tan replied that some had expressed fears that they could lose their jobs if they supported him. He stressed that they should not be afraid as the Presidential Election is apolitical. Dr Tan will be holding his rally at 7.30pm on Thursday at Hall 8 of the Singapor...

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