Sunday, August 14, 2005

"The Presidential Elections Committee, which announced its decision on Saturday, said President Nathan has all the credentials for the office of the President and is well regarded and respected for his public service.

It considers Mr Nathan a man of integrity, good character and reputation.

The Committee also gave its reasons for rejecting the other three applications.

Firstly, Mr Ooi Boon Ewe, a former tutor, had claimed to be the sole proprietor of a realty business. But the licence for the business had expired at the time of his application for a Certificate of Eligibility.

The second applicant, Mr Ramachandran Govindasamy Naidu, is a retired senior storekeeper, who was with the Commonwealth Forces from 1946 to 1987.

The Committee said the career history of these two men obviously showed that they did not hold any similar or comparable position of seniority and responsibility in any other organisation or department of equivalent size or complexity in the public or private sector, which is necessary for the office of the Presidency.

As for Mr Andrew Kuan, the former Group Chief Financial Officer of JTC, it was the Committee's assessment that the seniority and responsibility of that position was not comparable to those needed for the office either. "

Based on Singapore standard and all the critereas listed, seems like even Bill Clinton, before he was voted US President, was not UP TO STANDARD, to even joining the president election. Bill was just a lawyer and a head of a town.

I think even Mr Reagen, 1 of the highest rated US President in recent years, also was not good enough for that standard, he was an actor before voted as US President.

Wow, Singapore really got HIGH standard sia.

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