A member of the Malay Community wrote in about prominent businessman Mohd Salleh Marican's bid for the Elected Presidency. He noted that apart from building up his million dollar empire, Mr Marican also has a charitable heart. He is heavily involved in philanthropic activities and is a founding board member for Temasek Cares, a charitable organisation set up by Singapore's wealth fund GIC Temasek Holdings. PAP member Halimah Yacob was also a founding member together with Mr Marican.
After Temasek Care's inception, Mr Marican has stayed on its board till today and now holds the position of Treasurer in this Government-linked charitable organisation. The other prominent board member in Temasek Cares is former PAP MP Zainul Abidin Rasheed.