Elected

WILL YOU TELL YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT LESSONS FROM THIS NON-ELECTION?

SDP's Damanhuri Bin Abas seems reluctant to accept the EP results and outlined lessons learnt from this Presidential 'election'. Some points include abuse of the word meritocracy, realities of racism in Singapore, lack of democracy and voiceless Malay community.

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CHIOBU WP MEMBER: WILL YOU ACCEPT EP RESULT? WHAT DOES IT SAY ABOUT OUR SOCIETY?

Workers' Party's He Ting Ru is worried that people are so upset about the elected Presidency but wonders if it tells a lot about our society given that so few good men/women were willing to put themselves forward. What do you think?

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1ST WORLD COUNTRY 3RD WORLD DEMOCRACY, DO PRESIDENTS EVER GO THROUGH ELECTIONS?

Workers' Party's Yee Jenn Jong is disappointed at the walkover and wonders if Presidents are not meant to go through elections, what with the 'lacking' results in PE1993 and PE2011. Do we really have to wait till the next election to show what we think and who we want as President?

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MAJORITY CHINESE NOT DOING ENOUGH TO STOP CLOSET RACISM, SO MUCH FOR EQUALITY?

A netizen thinks the majority in Singapore should be more committed to racial equality. She also raised the bigger question of why people are giving so much attention to the EP when they should be opposing the PM position instead, given that it is more politically significant and always held by a Chinese

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GOVT MUST NOT PUSH FOR UNPOPULAR POLICIES AT THE EXPENSE OF CITIZENS' NEED!

Opposition politician Ang Yong Guan questions the government's policies and thinks citizens will not tolerate changes to the elected Presidency. Is it right for them to push through with unpopular policies? Do you think they are well aware of what our people need?

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CHEE SOON JUAN: WELCOME TO THE DELUSIONAL WORLD OF THE ELECTED PRESIDENCY!

Singapore Democratic Party's Chee Soon Juan penned an opinion piece on what he thinks is a "delusional world" of the Elected Presidency. He outlined Mr Ong Teng Cheong's efforts to check on the government (but to no avail), and how candidates after him have to be "approved by the government".

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