03 Jun '11, 4pm

PM Lee Open-minded And Sincere About Change, Says Tan Kin Lian: Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Former NTUC Income chief Tan Kin Lian believes Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is open-minded and sincere about making changes to the political climate and expects the climate for the Presidential Election to be different this time. He shared his views on his blog on Friday, after his friend Mr Png Eng Huat collected the Certificate of Eligibility forms on his behalf on Friday morning. Mr Tan said he still has not decided to stand for the election, as his wife has reservations about his participation. He said one of her concerns is a possible smear campaign in the media and the Internet, which he said had happened to another candidate five years ago. He thinks that this is not likely. Mr Tan said his wife's other concern, which he shares, is the ceremonial and diplomatic role of the presidency. He said he comes from a humble background and has adopted a humble li...

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