Tan Jee Say

July 15, 2011 by staff 

Tan Jee SayTan Jee Say, The former official and opposition politician Tan Jee Say was seen in the Department of Elections this morning picking up the forms for the Presidential Certificate of Eligibility. Mr. Tan said in a press release that he believed that many Singaporeans wanted “a non-PAP president, whose independence the PAP is clear, obvious and can not be in doubt.”

Mr Tan believes it is eligible because of his experience as regional director of the management of AIB Govett Asia from February 1997 to March 2001. Mr. Tan was the highest-ranking official of the company then. AIB Govett Asia is Singapore-registered assets, management, asset management and more than 100 million.

Also at issue in the May 7 general elections as the candidate of the Democratic Party of Singapore, Holland-Bukit Timah GRC.

The other three potential candidates for president are former members PAP Dr. Tony Tan, Dr. Tan Cheng Bock and Mr. Tan Lian relatives.

Dr Tony Tan and Mr Tan Lian relatives have already submitted their applications for Certificate of Eligibility (COE), while Dr. Tan Cheng Bock said that my role was likely to submit its forms “in the coming weeks”.

In response to the candidacy of Mr. Tan Jee Say, Dr Tony Tan, said: “It’s good for Singaporeans to choose between a number of candidates for this important position.

“Most important in this election is that Singapore should be the winner, whoever is elected should be a person who can perform the duties of the President.”

Dr Tan was speaking at the China Chamber of Commerce and Industry Singapore Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series at the Ritz-Carlton today.

The presidential election is held on August 31 as the current mandate expires on September 1. President SR Nathan said he would not seek reelection to a third term after 12 years as president of Singapore.

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