Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Singapore Presidential Election

6:21 PM Posted by Cherin No comments
Earlier this year, was the Singapore General Election. Now its the Singapore Presidential Election.
With all these Elections going on, the people of Singapore have a say.

Since President S.R. Nathan has decided not to go for re-election, 4 new candidates have decided to take part in this four-cornered fight to be president. 

They are Dr Tan Cheng Bock, Mr Tan Jay See, Dr Tony Tan and Mr Tan Kin Lian.
Wonder about their background? Here's a summarized version.

Dr Tan Cheng Bock

Tan Cheng Bock. (2011, August 23). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10:19, August 23, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tan_Cheng_Bock&oldid=446252134

Dr Tan Chen Bock is a medical doctor by profession. He became a doctor in order to help the old folks whom needed the care for. He decided to enter politics to ‘be a voice for Singaporeans’. He has a strong belief in speaking up for the ‘common man’, he plans to implement policies that will allow for those who are financially unstable or the average household to make less losses, financial wise.
He is also urging the “Think Singaporeans First” policy to the parliament.

Mr Tan Jay See
Tan Jee Say. (2011, August 18). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 07:51, August 19, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tan_Jee_Say&oldid=445548787
Aged 57 this year, Mr Tan Jee Say is a Singaporean corporate executive, politician and former civil servant.  During the 2011 General Elections, he was contesting under the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP).After the elections,he resigned from the SDP to stand as a candidate in this election.
His logo is in the shape of a heart, following his campaign "Heart of the Nation"

Dr Tony Tan

Tony Tan Keng Yam. (2011, August 20). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 04:30, August 20, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tony_Tan_Keng_Yam&oldid=445768916
Aged 61 this year, Dr Tony Tan is a mathematician, banker and politician. He was also Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s first choice as the new PM, but declined the offer. 
His logo is a pair of spectacles and his campaign is titled "Confidence for the future"

Mr Tan Kin Lian

Tan Kin Lian. (2011, August 22). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10:20, August 23, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tan_Kin_Lian&oldid=446131276

Mr Tan Kin Lian, former CEO of NTUC Income, is one of the presidential candidates for the Presidential Elections 2011. He was also the only candidate to speak in the four official languages in his nomination day speech: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. His main reason for running as a candidate is to be a voice of the people in the government.
His campaign is titled "Voice of the people"

How is this election going to turn out? Watch out for that on 27 August 2011.

Please note that this information is correct at the time of posting. Please let us know if there are any errors. All apologies for the errors occurred. Thank you.

Text by: Jerome, Justin, Genevieve and Cherin


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