13 Jun '11, 9am

What does the President do? #Singapore

Good piece, Mr Balji. I've the following thoughts to share. First, on the need to show what kind of work the EP does, I couldn't agree more with his suggestion for a yearly report card. As of now, the current EP did not bother to highlight what he had indeed done, only to tell us to wait for him to publish a memoir detailing what he had done. By the way, I suppose most of us here wish to know what the EP does on the regular basis, not one who simply writes near the end of his term just to hit the shelves at bookstores for the bestseller record. Perhaps most important of all is to create public awareness of what our Constitution is about so that we can understand better the roles of the various political portfolios thus creating a basic platform for us to judge whether the EP, PM or any minister and MP for that matter has performed up to standards. Second, on giving his tho...

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