06 Jul '11, 8pm

Does the Singapore President have any real political power? | Sgpolitics.net #sgelections #sgpresident #sgpolitics

Their motive is very clear. The PAP wants the Elected President (EP) to be nothing more than a ceremonial figurehead while the PAP still has an overwhelming grip on power. The late President Ong Teng Cheong tried to discharge his duties to the best of his abilities, but the PAP leadership found that they could not give him the required answers without exposing embarrassing truths about the PAP. The door to the EP repeating what Mr Ong did is now closed. The PAP executive will make sure that as long as they are in charge, no EP can again attempt what Mr Ong tried.

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