Friday, August 26, 2011

2011 Singapore Presidential Election

Tomorrow, Singaporeans are going to vote for their next president.  For the very first time in Singapore's history, there are four candidates for Singaporeans to choose from.  They are Mr Tan Kim Liang, Dr. Tony Tan, Mr Tan Jee Say, and Dr Tan Cheng Bock.  They are all Tan's, although they might not be closely related.

Mr Tan Kim Liang was the CEO of NTUC income.  He had pretty good reputation when he held that position and he indeed did something positive for the ordinary people.

Dr Tony Tan, former deputy prime minister.  He has plenty of experiences in the government and government-linked companies.  He has a track record in leading Singapore toward prosperity.  However, rumors about one of his sons' NS record somehow dented his reputation.

Mr Tan Jee Say was the secretary to one of the prominent political figures in Singapore.  He has experiences in the government and international banks.  He is also the youngest candidate amongst the 4 presidential candidates.  He contested in the General Election just this year as an opposition, but lost.

Mr Tan Cheng Bock, a fatherly figure.  I don't know him well, I don't get his political view point well either, so I can't say much about him.

Four candidates, which one to choose, it is a tough choice.  The campaign period is so short, only 9 days.  People hardly know those candidates.  Anyway, tomorrow is the voting day.  I will give my vote to the person I think is the best for the country.

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