20 Jul '11, 11am

Where is the new normal in Singapore politics? #Singapore

Where is the new normal in Singapore politics? #Singapore

Singapore presidential hopeful Dr Tony Tan has made several public appearances this month. (AFP Photo) By P N Balji Presidential hopeful Dr Tony Tan will do himself -- and Singapore politics -- a huge favour if he stops accepting invitations from organisations queuing up to ask him to talk at their functions. In the last 10 days, he has already attended three such public functions, a record that even the Prime Minister would find difficult to surpass. Such public appearances and the speeches he delivered at these events give Dr Tan an unfair advantage over other prospective presidential candidates. They also make many wonder if the new normal in politics he spoke about is just a passing fantasy, and they leave a sour taste in the voter's mouth. From a purely public relations point of view, his speeches and appearances are a smart way to show Dr Tan in different angles: As ...

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