Ex-PAP MP for Ayer Rajah SMC and former Presidential candidate, Dr Tan Cheng Bock, called out dictator Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s corruption to fix the upcoming Presidential Election. Earlier in the year, using his control on his ruling party-dominated Parliament and his puppet president Tony Tan, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong re-wrote the country’s constitutions and draft up new election laws to ban Dr Tan Cheng Bock from contesting future Presidential elections.
In his press conference today, Dr Tan Cheng Bock said:
“The upcoming presidential election should be an open election which candidates from all races can contest, not one reserved for Malay candidates. The Government need to explain why it decided to implement changes to the presidency this year. I am concerned that the changes were introduced to prevent my candidacy.”
Dr Tan Cheng Bock also pointed out the government’s mistake in counting former President Wee Kim Wee’s presidency that led to the disqualification of the Chinese race for the elections:
“There was no proper explanation given during last November’s debate in Parliament on why the Government had started counting the five terms from Mr Wee’s term. When you listen to the exchanges going on, you find that something is amiss. Government ministers explaining the changes had thrown statements at questions asked and threatened those who challenged them. The responsible thing the Government should do is to refer the matter to the courts.”
The next Presidential Election is due in September this year (2017) and a Malay candidate has been unofficially selected by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. PAP MP Halimah Yacob will resign her post as a PAP MP and contest for the presidential post. Minister of State Chan Chun Sing has also announced that no by-election will take place even when MP Halimah Yacob leave her group constituency.