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    Default PE: Four-cornered fight for Presidential race

    [URL="http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1147483/1/.html"]http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1147483/1/.html[/URL]

    [B]PE: Four-cornered fight for Presidential race[/B]
    Posted: 17 August 2011 1317 hrs

    SINGAPORE: Singaporeans will go to the polls to elect a new President on August 27.

    It will be a four-cornered fight between medical doctor Tan Cheng Bock, investment adviser Tan Jee Say, and directors Tony Tan and Tan Kin Lian.

    They were confirmed on Wednesday as candidates in the Presidential race after no objections were raised at the close of nominations.

    Returning Officer Yam Ah Mee officially announced the list of candidates for the presidential race at about 12.45pm.

    All the candidates then gave a short speech to thank their supporters.

    Dr Tan Cheng Bock, 71, said he wants the office of President to be a place for Singaporeans to unite and to promote multi-racialism in the country.

    Mr Tan Jee Say, 57, said the primary purpose of the Elected President is to provide checks and balances.

    Dr Tony Tan, 71, said the Presidential Election is different from the General Election and that the President must be above politics.

    Mr Tan Kin Lian, 63, said his campaign slogan is to be the "Voice of the People" and urged Singaporeans to support him.

    The candidates are now expected to go full swing into their nine-day campaign period.

    Each candidate will be allowed to hold one outdoor rally at designated sites approved by the police.

    The first Presidential Candidate Broadcast will be held on Thursday from 8pm to 11.30pm across various free-to-air radio and television platforms.

    The Media Development Authority said the platforms are made available in all four languages to the candidates.

    The first broadcast will be in English at 8pm on Channel NewsAsia and 938Live.

    The Manpower Ministry has reminded employers that Polling Day on August 27 is a public holiday and should be treated in the same manner as any other public holiday.

    It said all employees covered by the Employment Act are entitled to paid public holidays.

    If an employee is required to work on Polling Day, he is entitled to an extra day's salary for the day's work, or be given a day off.

    Employees who are not required to work on that day are also entitled to one day off-in-lieu, or be given one day's pay, similar to other public holidays falling on a Saturday.

    - CNA/al

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    Default Tony Tan booed by crowd on Nomination Day - with subtitles

    Just saw whole list of this video on youtube

    [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFo9OzROkmA"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFo9OzROkmA[/URL]

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    Default Tan Jee Say

    [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP8IR9kTYak&feature=related"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP8IR9kTYak&feature=related[/URL]

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    Default Dr TCH

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    Default Tan Jee Say: fundamental issues of conscience

    [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rggPsdKg4CE&feature=related"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rggPsdKg4CE&feature=related[/URL]

    I want to vote for him but I booked my airticket to go overseas month ago . He's the only one who looks and speaks like a President. Anyone managed to claim travel insurance for travel cancellation due to general election polling day?

    Stupid ACE insurance Filipino call centre told me "we are customer service only, we can't advice you." They are there just to pick up the phone and try to get you to hang up Emailed them a week ago but no response.

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    Just vote for tjs lah, tt and tcb will just be another two pap parrots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regulators
    Just vote for tjs lah, tt and tcb will just be another two pap parrots.
    He sounds interesting, too bad he joined the wrong party, means his judgment is questionable.....

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    List of tt's 'achievements':--

    When TT is Education Minister: He opened floodgates for foreign students.
    -When TT is Education Minister: He objected to establishing a 3rd university until Nanyang Technology Institute had been set up fully to become a full University (now NTU). In 1998, When asked if measures would be put in to protect Singapore students from competition "There is no way in which you are going to be able to protect either Singaporeans or Singapore because we are a small country."
    -When TT is Defence Minister: His son defer 12 yrs of NSF and became a research scientist (what vocation is that?) after he came back to serve.
    -When TT is Minister for Trade and Industry: Oppose against building MRT.
    -When TT is GIC chairman: Lose how many billion?
    -When TT is SPH chairman: Our media ranked 154th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regulators
    Just vote for tjs lah, tt and tcb will just be another two pap parrots.
    With some many unions backing TT, he seem to be the favorite. As for many who want to vote for alternative voice, I would say their choice a somewhat uncertain..., if TJS can rise to the occasion in the campaigning period, he stand a good chance, but I feel that on the ground, he need to increase his visibility with votes.
    Now it's the beginning, hope we can expect the unexpected...

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    Tjs has the support of majority of opposition voters that makes up roughly 40% of the voting population. If pap supporters split between tcb and tt and all who vote for opposition vote for tjs, then it is very clear who will be the winner.
    Quote Originally Posted by land118
    With some many unions backing TT, he seem to be the favorite. As for many who want to vote for alternative voice, I would say their choice a somewhat uncertain..., if TJS can rise to the occasion in the campaigning period, he stand a good chance, but I feel that on the ground, he need to increase his visibility with votes.
    Now it's the beginning, hope we can expect the unexpected...

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