06 Sep '11, 8am

Why Words When Deed Is There For The Doing?: Alex Au, Yawning BreadAs you can see, Article 5A tight... #Singapore

Why Words When Deed Is There For The Doing?: Alex Au, Yawning BreadAs you can see, Article 5A tight... #Singapore

As the People’s Action Party grapples with an increasingly polticised electorate, the thing to watch out for is a tendency to speak soothing words, but yield little of substance. For example, at the inauguration of Tony Tan as the new President, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the elected president’s key purpose of being a ‘second key’ to safeguard national reserves and the integrity of public service appointments will not change (Straits Times, 2 September 2011, President’s role as second key won’t change: PM, by Andrea Ong & Teo Wan Gek). Well, if he really means it, he should make Article 5A of our constitution operative with immediate effect. Specifically, the words in Lee’s speech were: Our elected Presidency is hardly two decades old. During this time, the Government has worked with successive Presidents to adjust and refine the Constitutional provisions and work...

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