Tag: President of Singapore

Revising the Elected Presidency, and a promise broken

By Howard Lee Former President S R Nathan’s “innocent quip” might have drawn both indignation and peals of laughter, but the context of his interview is surely no laughing matter. Singapore – or more specifically, the current Singapore government – is seeking to review the conditions...

Ong Teng Cheong – Defeated but Unbowed

By Augustine Low Saturday 8 February 2014 marks the 12th anniversary of the passing of President Ong Teng Cheong. And it’s been some 20 years since President Ong first faced off with the government over our national reserves. But things have not changed. Singaporeans are still...

Questions on the President’s Address

By Augustine Low Last Friday, as customary, Tony Tan delivered the President’s Address at the reopening of Parliament. It laid out the government’s broad policy directions for the second half of its term. Politicians, also as customary, reacted positively to the President’s Address. In particular, they...