Presidential Elections

SINGAPORE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION A NO CONTEST

In news just that just broke, Halimah Yacob will be confirmed as the incoming Singapore President, as only one Certificate of Eligibility has been issued. This means that Singaporeans need not go to the polls to vote for their President, as it is widely believed Halimah Yacob is deemed as the only candidate eligible.

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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS LETS EVERYONE KNOW MALAYS CAN NEVER BE ONE ON THEIR OWN MERITS

So, who gave them the rights to determine who we are, based on their whims? It is already bad enough that we are constantly told of stories of racial injustice and perceptions, whether true or not. we have had many campaigns reminding us about racial awareness and equality. So, it is now ok to be judged on being a Malay just because the government wanted to have a President to their liking? How does this not goes against the very fabric of racial equality? Are we being told now that we should treat all race equal, but Malays can never be Presidents on their own merit?

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ONLY HALIMAH AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFIES AS PRESIDENT NOW, WILL THERE BE ELECTIONS?

Madam Halimah is the only aspiring candidate to automatically qualify so far, having served as Speaker of Parliament for more than three years. The two other hopefuls, Second Chance Properties chief executive Salleh Marican, 67, and Bourbon Offshore Asia Pacific chairman Farid Khan, 62, fall short of the criteria for private sector candidates.

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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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HALIMAH YACOB SAYS SG'REANS VALUES MULTIRACIALISM & MERITOCRACY

This is just another in a daily exercise of pushing the agenda, and painting Mdm Halimah Yacob as a worthy candidate. Her campaign has already started, all thanks to the mainstream media. Let's not waste time, and just welcome Mdm President to the Istana already.

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EX-PAP MP: GOVT MUST COME CLEAN ON WHO IS "MALAY" AND OUR FIRST ELECTED PRESIDENT

In less than 2 months, Singaporeans will get a new elected President. Unlike the past Presidential Elections (PE), the run up to this year’s PE has not been a smooth sailing one. Parliament passed a new ruling allowing for a Reserved Election. While many have questioned the wisdom of a reserved PE, Parliament has passed the law and this is our current system of how we will select our future Presidents.

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SECOND CHANCE CEO SALLEH MARICAN WANTS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT

The Second Chance CEO said that he was moved by PM Lee's call that candidates will step forward. He also said that he had done well in business, and this was his way of giving back to the society in a much larger way. He also added that as a businessman, he possesses two qualities that may set him apart from his opponents: good judgment and good emotional intelligence. However, he faces one challenge, as the recent changes to the eligibility criteria for standing in the presidential election state that candidates with private sector experience must have run a company with at least $500 million in shareholder equity, to automatically qualify. His company, the first owned by a Malay to be listed on the Singapore Exchange, had shareholder equity of between $254.3 million and $263.25 million in the past three financial years.

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