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Thoughts on the Unelected President of Singapore

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by Teo Soh Lung

My bet on the Reserved Presidential Election has from the beginning been a “no election”. This outcome has nothing to do with the qualifications of candidates. It has everything to do with the nature of the People's Action Party.

The PAP is basically a party of politicians without courage. They do not take risks. They calculate to the minutest and most ridiculous detail of how to win this election – making it a “reserved presidential election” and increasing the financial requirement to S$500 million for contestants. But despite all the calculations (or rather miscalculations), they lacked the confidence of winning the contest. They may still have........

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