05 Jul '11, 12am

Our reader says it's time for S'poreans to consider female presidential candidates. #SGpresident @SGelections

WHEN a female entrepreneur asked me if there was any possibility of a woman President in Singapore, my instant reply was a firm 'yes'. Many countries have shown the way with effective female presidents such as Mrs Corazon Aquino and Mrs Gloria Arroyo (Philippines), Ms Megawati Sukarnoputri (Indonesia), Mrs Pratibha Patil (India), Ms Tarja Halonen (Finland), Mrs Chandrika Kumaratunga (Sri Lanka) Mrs Mary McAleese (Ireland) and Mrs Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (Argentina); and prime ministers such as Mrs Margaret Thatcher (Britain), Mrs Indira Gandhi (India), Ms Benazir Bhutto (Pakistan), Mrs Sheikh Hasina Wajed (Bangladesh), Mrs Jenny Shipley (New Zealand) and Mrs Golda Meir (Israel). There are eligible female candidates in Singapore including entrepreneurs, writers, ambassadors, politicians and professionals. There is nothing wrong in a four-cornered contest that include...

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