Photo of K Shanmugam from AFP

“Sorry, Dr Tan Cheng Bock you are disqualified to stand in PE 2017”

Law Minister Shanmugam is now in trouble for shooting his mouth off by singling out the popular 2011 Presidential candidate and has tacitly admitted making the statement so in state media reports. According to Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s Facebook post, the Law Minister may have become the law himself because the legislation was still not approved in Parliament:

“Has he decided that the White Paper is law ahead of parliament debate? Is there some truth after all that the changes in the rules was to make sure l would not be eligible?” – Dr Tan Cheng Bock View source here

Tough talking Law Minister K Shanmugam is infamous for making threats against his critics and political opponents. Earlier last month (Aug 2016), K Shanmugam arrogantly challenged Opposition MP Sylvia Lim to report him to the Attorney General if she wants. In the same month, the esteemed Law Minister challenged the United Kingdom for criticising him and claimed that Singaporeans do not want free speech.

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The Singapore government, in accordance to the wishes of dictator Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, is in process of re-writing the country’s constitution to ban non-PAP-endorsed candidates from contesting for the President position. Presidential powers will be reduced pending approval from PM-appointed council of presidential advisers, and a new racist recommendation mandate that this election is technically reserved for only the Malays. The government claimed that under the new regulation, at least 1,000 individuals still qualify for the Presidential election. However, there were only 4 candidates in the previous election, and two walkovers due to a lack of qualified contestants based on the previous regulation.