25 Jul '11, 11pm

What is a President and how do we choose? #sgpresident

The president may not have any role in making policy, but he can lend legitimacy to alternative viewpoints. Or he can speak out in ways that help focus any public debate on the key question, even if, in the process, he has to subtly debunk arguments put forward for the government as red herrings, which is something that the PAP government often resorts to. Most importantly, his role is to articulate regularly the aspirations of Singaporeans, be it for more compassion, more equality, more openness or more hope. In other words, his role is to provide moral leadership, and if you ask me, Singapore has waited too long already for anyone capable of providing that.

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