Tag: elected president

Ong Teng Cheong believed he was the first Elected President of S’pore

Ong Teng Cheong believed he was the first Elected President of S’pore

In a speech in January 1997, the late President Ong Teng Cheong referred to himself as “the first elected President” of Singapore. This runs counter to what the government has said – that it is Wee Kim Wee, not President Ong, who has that honour. […]

Candidates with more finance experience than Halimah Yacob disqualified

Candidates with more finance experience than Halimah Yacob disqualified

In what is not an unexpected outcome on Monday, Halimah Yacob was the only candidate for the Reserved Election to be given the green light by the Presidential Elections Committee (PEC). By default, and since the other two candidates’ application to contest the election were […]

PAP will not lose political capital over Elected President changes

PAP will not lose political capital over Elected President changes

Contrary to what Mr Chan Chun Sing said on Friday, the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) will not pay or lose political capital over the changes made to the Elected President scheme. Mr Chan, speaking at a forum on the issue organised by the Institute […]

Halimah Yacob’s candidacy will raise questions about her independence & “Malayness”

Halimah Yacob’s candidacy will raise questions about her independence & “Malayness”

The Speaker of Parliament, Halimah Yacob, should not run for the elected presidency, even if she is by law qualified. There are several reasons why Mdm Halimah’s candidacy would not be in the best interests of Singapore. But before we get into the specific arguments […]

Halimah Yacob qualifies to run in Reserved Election; been certified a Malay 3 times so far

Halimah Yacob qualifies to run in Reserved Election; been certified a Malay 3 times so far

Halimah Yacob qualifies to run in Reserved Election The question of whether Halimah Yacob qualifies, or should qualify, to run as a Malay candidate in September’s Reserved Election is moot. The question has been a topic of discussion online since Mdm Halimah expressed the possibility […]

Malay? What is that?

Malay? What is that?

By Hidhir Razak, the following post is inspired by this Yahoo article: “Am I Malay enough to be the next President?” So how does one define who is or isn’t Malay? Having actually researched this for my thesis for the past two years, please let me […]

Parliament expected to approve changes which will neutralise President’s oversight powers

Parliament expected to approve changes which will neutralise President’s oversight powers

Clarification: Publichouse.sg has received a clarification, on 28 April 2017, from the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) following the publication of the article (below) on 26 April 2017. The MCI said, referring to Publichouse.sg, “In writing the article, you had referred to the Standing […]

SR Nathan is “second Elected President”: Istana

SR Nathan is “second Elected President”: Istana

Not tenable for Government to remain silent on issue As we have reported earlier, many sources, including our former prime minister, Goh Chok Tong, Government ministers, government-linked websites and the Constitutional Commission, have all recognised President Ong Teng Cheong as Singapore’s first Elected President. Yet, […]

PM Goh had recognised Ong Teng Cheong as S’pore’s first Elected President

PM Goh had recognised Ong Teng Cheong as S’pore’s first Elected President

President Ong Teng Cheong passed away on 8 February 2002, at the age of 66. He had served as Singapore’s 5th president from 1993 to 1998. He was also the first president to contest in an open election after the Elected President scheme came into […]

Will the PM release the AG’s advice on the Elected President?

Will the PM release the AG’s advice on the Elected President?

The question of who should be deemed Singapore’s first Elected President has once again cropped up, this time the question comes  from former presidential candidate, Dr Tan Cheng Bock. The Government, in changes made to the Elected President Scheme in February, has decided that the […]