Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tan Cheng Bock

Tan Cheng Bock: Tan Cheng Bock keen to run for President. Hi Dr. Tan Cheng Bock. Former Member of Parliament Dr Tan Cheng Bock has indicated that he may be a candidate in the coming Presidential Election.

This comes after the 71-year-old quit the ruling People’s Action Party earlier this month.

Speaking to 938LIVE, Dr Tan explained his decision.

“Many Singaporeans have been urging me to stand for the Presidential Election, and I’m really honored by them urging me to stand. I would say it’s a recent decision. You know you always think about what you can do for the country. What sort of role I can really play with my past experiences as a Member of Parliament, in the corporate world also. So that I probably would have some feel as to how I would like to contribute my role as a President in looking after the reserves and the also in the appointment of all the top people in the government service.”

Dr Tan also said the recent GE results did not affect his decision.
He said there were no contests in last two presidential elections and he wanted to offer himself as a candidate if he qualifies.

He encouraged more people to come forward to be candidates, saying “only through a contest that you feel you are legitimately there because you have the support of the people”.
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