27 Jul '11, 3pm

(CNA|sg) President can be alternative channel to Parliament: Tan Kin Lian

SINGAPORE: Presidential hopeful Tan Kin Lian believes the president can act as an alternative channel to Parliament. Speaking to reporters before delivering a talk on Wednesday evening, Mr Tan said Singaporeans should not just depend on one avenue to convey their views on important issues. The former NTUC Income chief was invited by the Marketing Institute of Singapore to speak on the subject of "Leadership Guided by Values". Mr Tan said values such as honesty, fairness, courage, positive attitude, and public service, can help businesses to strive. These values can also be used in political leadership. He is using the same values as part of his election platform in his bid to run for president. Mr Tan added the president can play a useful role in conveying views of the people. He said Singaporeans can still turn to their MPs in raising concerns, but the president can be an...

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