28 Jun '11, 2am

(CNA|sg) Dr Tan Cheng Bock determined to run for President

SINGAPORE: Former MP Dr Tan Cheng Bok said he is never more determined to contest the upcoming presidential election which must be held by August 31. In a Facebook posting on Tuesday morning, Dr Tan said he wants Singapore united in transparency, integrity and independent thinking and will not back off from the election. Another presidential hopeful, former NTUC Income Chief Tan Kin Lian, had said he is open to having discussions with Dr Tan, if one of them should drop out of the contest to give the other a better chance to contest against another presidential hopeful, former Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan. Mr Tan Kin Lian said he will keep the options open and will decide after the certificates of eligibility are issued. Mr Tan however felt he is the most independent of the three potential candidates. And this he said will allow him to think and act independently of the G...

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