Photo of Tony Tan from Straits Times

Disgraceful puppet president Tony Tan, more popularly known among Singaporeans as “KFC man”, will be stepping down today (Aug 31) after serving full his 6-years-term. Tony Tan collected a total of S$9.24 million tax-free from his puppet president role, and will be retiring in riches. The Singapore President never once donated his salary despite being the world’s second most well-paid politician in the world (the first being Singapore’s dictator PM Lee Hsien Loong).

In his 6-years presidency, Tony Tan made zero comment on any current affairs issue. The useless President however gave dictator Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong free access to the CPF funds and national reserves, and never once made public when he gave Lee Hsien Loong the permission to do so. Like his predecessors, Tony Tan did not even know how much there are in the national reserves and made no attempt to probe the government. Tony Tan is also Singapore’s most unpopular elected official, winning only 35.2% of the total votes.

Most Singaporeans can testify to Tony Tan’s uselessness with none being able to recall what was the last public statement the puppet president made. Tony Tan’s presidency also sparked debates among Singaporeans questioning why is there a need for a White Elephant in the room, paying the President to do nothing since the country is a dictatorship under Lee Hsien Loong anyway.

Many Singaporeans States Times Review spoke to were unanimous in their response to Tony Tan’s departure: “Good riddance.” Tony Tan will likely be shamed in his funeral as his predecessor S R Nathan was, where empty queues were conspicuous noted in photographs taken by the state media.

In his parting message to the state media, Tony Tan shamelessly said:

“I’ve done my best with regard to the functions and the work which I have to do. It’s been an honour and a privilege to serve as your president for the last six years.”

The next puppet president will be Halimah Yacob, as appointed by dictator PM Lee Hsien Loong.