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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. […]

Tan Cheng Bock challenge fails, Govt’s edit of S’pore’s history affirmed

Tan Cheng Bock challenge fails, Govt’s edit of S’pore’s history affirmed

The High Court on Friday affirmed the Government’s position that the first Elected President of Singapore is indeed Wee Kim Wee, and not Ong Teng Cheong. The decision by Justice Quentin Loh effectively means that the Government’s edit of Singapore’s political history is now law. […]

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 […]