24 Jun '11, 12pm

S'poreans should not distance themselves from govt: President Nathan

S'poreans should not distance themselves from govt: President Nathan

SINGAPORE : President S R Nathan has said the three individuals who intend to contest in the presidential election are people he is friendly with, and it is not for him to say who is good or bad. Mr Nathan, who had said that he is still considering whether to contest, added that he wished them well. He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a book launch on Friday, a day after former deputy prime minister Dr Tony Tan announced his intention to run for president. The other two potential candidates are former People's Action Party Member of Parliament Dr Tan Cheng Bock and former NTUC Income chief Mr Tan Kin Lian. Mr Nathan said voters will have to decide on the merits of what the candidates stand for. He reminded voters that they have to understand what is in the best interest of Singapore and they should not be sniping at each other. Mr Nathan said: "One of the thin...

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