08 Feb '18, 8am

[Mothership] Ong Teng Cheong passed away 16 years ago today, but still people’s president https://t.co/Q6QUbvMTtm

[Mothership] Ong Teng Cheong passed away 16 years ago today, but still people’s president https://t.co/Q6QUbvMTtm

Ong Teng Cheong was the fifth president of the Republic of Singapore. He was popularly elected after winning the mandate of the people. A total of 952,513 voters cast their vote for him in the 1993 presidential election. Advertisement Status has solidified However, events in the past year in the lead-up to the 2017 reserved presidential election has made Ong’s status as the people’s president more pronounced than ever. This is especially so since there is greater clarity now that Ong is officially not Singapore’s first elected president, even though he was the first to win at the polls. This technicality stems from the fact that President Wee Kim Wee before him was able to exercise the powers of the Elected President, due to changes in the constitution while he held office. But with Feb. 8, 2018 marking the 16th anniversary of Ong’s passing, this technicality will continue...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/02/ong-teng-cheong-death-anniv...

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