Elected Presidency

NETIZENS START PETITION DEMANDING PAP GOVT TO RECOGNISE ONG TENG CHEONG AS S'PORES FIRST ELECTED PRESIDENT

This is a call for the Government of Singapore, led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, to not disregard and disrespect Mr Ong Teng Cheong as our nation’s first Elected President. We contend that the Attorney General is wrong in advising the Government that Mr Wee was our country’s first Elected President simply because Mr Wee had exercised the powers under the Elected President scheme; and we ask that the honour be rightly bestowed on Mr Ong Teng Cheong instead.

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WHY IS THE GOVT SO INCONSISTENT ABT MINORITY REPRESENTATION?

How is it that when it comes to the presidency, they tell us that we need to ensure minority-race representation, but they do not have the same requirements for the prime ministership?

And while they created the GRC precisely to have minority-race representation, Chan Chun Sing now says there is no need to hold a by-election if a minority-race MP steps down from a GRC, leaving the GRC with an all-Chinese slate of MPs.

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CHAN CHUN SING: NO BY-ELECTION IF MINORITY REP LEAVES GRC

In response, Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, declared that, "If a minority candidate leaves his group representation constituency (GRC), a by-election will not be called".

Mr Chan added that the GRC system, which has been in place since 1988, makes it compulsory to include at least one member of a minority race in each team.

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PAP "CASTING ASPERSIONS" ON ELECTED PRESIDENCY

PAP bulldozes through multiple last minute changes to the Elected Presidency, most significantly that a minority candidate can leave a GRC *days* before running as a *non-partisan* candidate.

Chan Chun Sing then jokingly refers to Halimah Yacob as 'Madam President' instead of 'Madam Speaker' (??)

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SDP: PAP'S ELECTED PRESIDENCY CHANGE A BLATANT POLITICAL MOVE

In his Parliamentary address, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong pointed out the reason for reserving the 2017 Elected Presidency (EP) for a Malay candidate: To promote a multiracial, equal and harmonious society, gradually enlarging the shared Singaporean identity while celebrating different cultures and faiths.

Singaporeans see through the rhetoric.

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TERRY XU: NO ONE SHD BE SORRY IF DR TAN CHENG BOCK IS DISQUALIFIED AS PRESIDENT CANDIDATE

My goal for running the event from the very beginning was to physically do something about the ridiculous amendments to the elected presidency. I know that the bill will be passed on Monday, but at least I have done my part to register my disagreement with the whole charade to justify the amendments to the Elected Presidency.

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