28 Aug '11, 9am

PE: Results decisive, says Tony Tan

PE: Results decisive, says Tony Tan

SINGAPORE: President-elect Tony Tan said the election result has been decisive and he would use the mandate given to meet the expectations of all Singaporeans. Dr Tan added he would continue to work hard to reach out to all Singaporeans via various platforms such as social media. Dr Tan was speaking at his first news conference held on Sunday afternoon, after being elected Singapore's seventh President. "The most immediate, urgent thing now... which I should do is to try to reach out to all Singaporeans to emphasise the fact that the president works for all citizens, not for people who are affiliated to any particular party," Dr Tan said. "The most important, in my view, is to ensure constant vigilance to fulfil the president's custodial powers. "I have much experience in this field. There's still a learning curve but I think it'll be short and not too steep." On whether t...

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