24 Aug '11, 11am

PE: Important to make ideas and positions known on key issues, says Tan Jee Say

PE: Important to make ideas and positions known on key issues, says Tan Jee Say

SINGAPORE: Presidential candidate Tan Jee Say has stressed that it is important to make his ideas and positions known on key issues but this is not something that will happen every day of the presidency if he is elected. He said robust debate and checks and balances take place even between ministries - and not just between the President and the government. Mr Tan said this in response to questions from reporters on Wednesday about pushing the envelope on policy issues during his campaigning. He also responded to a comment by another candidate, Dr Tan Cheng Bock, on a point made at his rally on Tuesday. Dr Tan said he was "disturbed" by Mr Tan's view about checking and challenging the government, along with other issues that were "out of bounds". Mr Tan Jee Say disagreed with Dr Tan Cheng Bock, saying the President is mandated by the Constitution to provide checks and balan...

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