Dr Tan Cheng Bock does not have to pay his $30,000 legal fees as it is considered to be a case of public interest. Nevertheless, many questions on the EP remain unanswered. Should we exercise our rights to seek those answers?
Former NSP Sec-Gen Lim Tean claimed the MSM had "grossly under-reported" the number of attendees for the Hong Lim Park silent protest against the "blatant racialism" of the Elected Presidency. He also thanked Tan Cheng Bock for turning up.
I will be there..Silent Sit-in Protest A Silent Sit-in protest will be held at Hong Lim Park today Saturday 16th Sep 2017,from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.l will be there. I share the frustrations of other Singaporeans at being deprived of voting at this EP.. My attendence at this Silent Sit-in protest is a show of solidarity with Singaporeans who are unhappy with the way the government has denied us the right to vote and elect our President.The Government must not take us citizens for granted.
SDP's Bryan Lim assured netizens he will let the public know how PAP has time and again altered laws to its political advantage. He thinks it is PAP's loss if SDP loses the lawsuit too, as it shows the failure of its GRC system.
Presidential hopeful Tan Cheng Bock has weighed in on the political problem posed by this year's walkover election and warns the government to expect a tsunami backlash against it in the coming elections.
Chan Chun Sing talked about the government's preparedness in paying the 'political price' for changes to the EP. Does it really have the courage to do so when it doesn't "face up to a president that may not be to its liking"? Who's really going to pay the price?
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".
Dr Tan Cheng Bock has responded to the Court of Appeal's dismissal of his application. He is disappointed as he wanted to be a part of the upcoming Presidential Election but accepts the verdict with a heavy heart. He also thanked his supporters and promise to continue speaking up for all Singaporeans.
The Court of Appeal has dismissed Dr Tan Cheng Bock's appeal on the upcoming Presidential Election and said the decision to specify President Wee Kim Wee as Singapore's first elected President is lawful. Does this come as a surprise?