The following is an announcement by the President of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan.
Prime Minister Lee has just delivered his speech in Parliament on the Constitutional Amendments.
The proposed amendments will ensure that our Constitution as a living document is aptly refreshed. As I said in my Presidential Message to Parliament yesterday, the institution of Elected Presidency has to stay relevant with time and our local context.
As the next Presidential election will be a reserved one for Malay candidates, I will not be standing in the next Presidential election. I look forward to seeing a Malay President after 46 years.
My priority remains unchanged. I will continue to focus on performing my current role as President as well as I can for the remainder of my term, strengthening community ties and forging better international relations for Singapore. Together, we can build a better Singapore for our future.