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Why should I care? 5 Myths about Singapore’s president reforms

Much has been said and written about how the Government plans to “reform” the Elected Presidency. It is a debate that pah buay si – it has gone for a long time, and it won’t die. 3,165 more words


What on earth is a White Paper?

So, the government just released a White Paper on the Elected Presidency.

White Paper.

That’s a word I’m sure many of you have heard before. 328 more words

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Dr Tan Cheng Bock has responded; urged people to wait and not jump to conclusions, yet

After a few days of silence since the release of the proposed changes to the elected presidency by the constitutional commission, Dr Tan Cheng Bock has spoken. 96 more words

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Changes to the Elected Presidency, Important or not?

The Constitutional Commission Report on the Elected Presidency is out.

For most people who have better things to do (i.e. busy working to earn the bacon), this report seems irrelevant especially when it discusses things such as eligibility of Presidential candidates and the role of the Presidency. 328 more words

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End of the presidential road for Dr Tan Cheng Bock?

The 2011 Presidential Election (also known as the Battle of the four Tans) was an exciting one, where a dark horse pushed an establishment-backed candidate all the way to the wire. 590 more words

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Kopitiam speak: PM Lee explains why the opposition do not like the Elected Presidency

We look past his pink shirt and tell you like how the kopitam uncle would (after a couple of beers) or the Malay uncle (after a couple of Teh Tarik). 637 more words

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Singapore's Elected Presidency. Is there a need to change the system of appointment?

Few months back, the 13th parliament had their first parliamentary session after the 2015 General Elections. President Tony Tan gave an opening address mentioning the possibility of a change to the current system of Elected Presidency and that “the Government will study this matter carefully”. 1,361 more words