SINGAPORE: Presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian has raised $560 for charity by selling his campaign posters at Bedok hawker center this weekend.
The former NTUC Income chief came in last in the three-horse presidential race with 13.88 per cent of the vote but managed to keep his election deposit by meeting the minimum threshold of 12.5 per cent of total votes.
Mr Tan was with People’s Voice Party chief Lim Tean and People Power Party leader Goh Meng Seng at a hawker centre in Bedok to sell his campaign posters. Large posters were priced at $10 each, with signed ones for $20. He also sold smaller posters and mini-signed posters for $10 each.
According to his estimate, about 30 large posters were sold, with the proceeds of $560 going to the Jamiyah Welfare Fund – a charity dedicated to serving the Malay-Muslim community. He will continue to sell posters next Saturday at Bendemeer Market and Food Centre – this time to raise funds for a charity serving the Indian community.
Mr Tan told the press that he was satisfied with the number of posters sold yesterday and was grateful to the supporters who came to buy them. He added that he will continue to sell posters in the next few weeks until they are sold out.
Mr Tan also revealed that he plans to share news about a new social media platform he will set up next week.