15 Jul '11, 8am

Another Tan is contesting for President. Must be the hot weather.

Another Tan is contesting for President. Must be the hot weather.

SINGAPORE: Opposition party member Tan Jee Say said on Friday he is stepping forward to contest the Presidential Election. The 57-year-old resigned from the Singapore Democratic Party on Thursday evening. Mr Tan collected forms for the Certificate of Eligibility from the Elections Department on Friday morning. He said that he has been thinking of running for president for the past several weeks but only decided to do so last night. Mr Tan said he decided to contest because many Singaporeans want a non-People's Action Party (PAP) President whose independence of the PAP is clear, obvious and cannot be in doubt. But he added that it is not his intention to oppose every Government policy. He said only such a person can have the moral authority to fulfil the mission of Elected President which is to provide checks and balances on the PAP government. He said he is aware of the co...

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