Tag Archives: Elected Presidency

WP FILES URGENT PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION ON PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

The Workers' Party's member of parliament for Aljunied, Sylvia Lim, has filed an adjournment motion in parliament on the Presidential Election, citing the need for the government to further clarify its stance on counting the Elected Presidency from President Wee Kim Wee instead of President Ong Teng Cheong's term.

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DAG HRI KUMAR CONFIRMS, WEE KIM WEE IS NOT S’PORE 1ST ELECTED PRESIDENT BUT EXERCISED THE POWERS

Deputy Attorney-General Hri Kumar said, “There has been a narrative since this application was filed…that there has somehow been a re-writing of history…that Wee Kim Wee has been deemed an elected president. (But) no one said he was an elected president…the government had to start the count somewhere and it gave its reasons for starting with Wee Kim Wee. The nature of the advice was not disclosed or even discussed in Parliament. The Prime Minister started the count from Wee Kim Wee not because he was an elected president, but because he exercised the powers of the Elected President. It was a policy decision.” So, please remember Wee Kim Wee is not an elected President. Don't later flip-flop to say he is the 1st Elected President.

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S’POREAN BUSINESSMAN OF PAKISTANI-ARAB DESCENT ANNOUNCES BID FOR MALAY ELECTED PRESIDENCY

Mr Farid Khan Kaim Khan, a Singaporean of Pakistani-Arab descent has announced his bid for the Elected Presidency this year. He said that he wanted to fulfil the people's wish and trust by contesting in this reserved elections for the Malay community. Farid Khan is the Chariman of marine services provider Bourbon Offshore Asia which has a shareholder equity of S$400 million, $100 million short of the $500 million needed to qualify for the Elected Presidency.

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