27 May '11, 11am

Should we vote a Malaysian then? @tocsg: Vote for an independent-minded President | The Online Citizen

Should we vote a Malaysian then? @tocsg: Vote for an independent-minded President | The Online Citizen

Notwithstanding the Government’s recent announcements (ie. review of Ministerial salaries) and actions (ie. PM’s apology during an election rally) which received lavish praise from many Singaporeans – especially journalists and political watchers, I’d argue that this Government could go one step further by not “discouraging” potential candidates who might be keen to contest in the next Presidential Election which must be held by 31 August 2011. I do not know if Singaporeans – or even foreign investors – would genuinely be concerned over who will succeed the incumbent President on 1 September 2011. After all, many cynics of the Elected Presidency (EP) would argue that the Head of State has always been a ceremonial post, and has never shaped or changed any policies which would impact Singaporeans. A recent statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (on the issue of sala...

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