17 Jul '17, 8am

Ex-NMP Calvin Cheng: Halimah Yacob should not run for President

By all accounts, Madam Halimah Yacob is a warm, compassionate and humble person, and a popular MP; she is well-loved by her constituents. Madam Halimah has also carried out her duties as Speaker of Parliament with dignity, as the first female Speaker of Parliament in Singapore’s history. However, I feel she should not run for the office of Elected President. Firstly, she has been elected not only as a Member of Parliament, but as the all-important minority candidate of Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC. She owes a duty to those who elected her to stay on and fulfil her responsibilities as MP. It would also call the whole raison d’être of the GRC into question, if it is left without a minority representative. The role of Speaker of Parliament is also a ve[r]y important one. It shouldn’t be resigned from lightly. Secondly, although the position of Speaker is equivalent to a Minister in ...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/07/ex-nmp-calvin-cheng-halimah-...

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