10 Jun '11, 7am

Are we paying too much for a powerless symbol? And does it matter if a monkey stands for #sgpresident

'President is not a separate political centre' By Elgin Toh & Andrea Ong FORMER senior minister S. Jayakumar delivered a reality check to prospective presidential candidates yesterday, suggesting that some of them had inflated views of what the president could do. Reiterating the legal limits to presidential powers, he said it would be good for all Singaporeans - especially candidates - to understand the president's role, so that nobody held wrong expectations. 'I am a bit surprised and disappointed over some of the statements and claims made by some of the would-be candidates about what they intend to do if they get elected,' he said. These statements, he noted, implied that they thought the president was 'a centre of power unto himself, distinct from the government of the day', and had 'certain executive powers'. As former law minister, Professor Jayakumar said, he had b...

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