Cross my heart, I gladly voted for Tan Jee Say even though I knew there was a potential for a vote split.
Tan Cheng Bock: 737,128 (34.85%) Tan Jee Say: 529,732 (25.04%) Tony Tan: 744,397 (35.19%) Tan Kin Lian: 103,931 (4.91%) Total valid votes: 2,115,188 Rejected votes: 37,826 Local votes counted are conclusive of the results.
28 August, 2.30am Some people are now attacking Tan Jee Say’s supporters in online forums, accusing them of robbing victory from Dr Tan Cheng Bock and handing victory to Dr Tony Tan. It is very unfortunate that some people choose at this moment to be so divisive and to play partisan politics in such a… Continue reading
UPDATE AT 1.15am: Election Department confirms recount. Further speculation suggests that Dr Tony Tan got around 744,000 votes versus Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s 736,000 votes. Breaking News 28 August 2011, 1am Ms Michelle Lee, election agent for presidential candidate Mr Tan Jee Say has told the media that: “I’m a little disapppointed that Mr Tan… Continue reading
I would like to thank Mr Tan Kin Lian once again for standing up on behalf of Singaporeans and giving them a choice. Mr Tan stands for inclusiveness and unity. His contribution to the presidential race will be respected and remembered.
Mr Tan Jee Say’s political ideals will serve Singapore well. He has a heart for the people. He represents change and progress, and the empowerment of the people. This is why I have decided to vote for him.
There may be certain legal constraints on what the president can do or cannot do. Jee Say understands that and will work closely with the government to make sure that this is a better country for all of us. But that does not mean he should be just a rubber stamp.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is written by Ms Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss and is reproduced here at her request. I would like to thank Ms Jeanette Chong for taking the effort to write this wonderful piece. Ms Jeanette Chong blogs at http://jeannette.sg/. She stood in the recent Parliamentary general elections under the NSP at Mountbatten SMC, and… Continue reading
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