27 Jul '11, 3am

Andrew Kuan picks up forms for #sgpresident bid. He failed eligibility in 2005: Maybe the Tans will say: Chao Kuan!

Andrew Kuan picks up forms for #sgpresident bid. He failed eligibility in 2005: Maybe the Tans will say: Chao Kuan!

SINGAPORE: The former Chief Financial Officer of JTC Corp, Andrew Kuan, has embarked on his second attempt to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility to run for the upcoming Presidential Election due by the end of next month. Mr Kuan turned up at the Elections Department this morning to collect the forms. He had failed to obtain the eligibility certificate in 2005, when he tried to oppose incumbent President SR Nathan. Mr Kuan was disqualified by the Presidential Election Committee in 2005 for failing to meet the eligibility criteria. The committee said Mr Kuan's seniority and responsibility as JTC's Chief Financial Officer were not comparable to those required by the Constitution. A Presidential candidate is required to have had experience as the chairman or CEO of a statutory board, or of a company with a paid-up capital of at least S$100 million. Mr Kuan, who had intended t...

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