You will have seen stock markets in turmoil. We have to be ready. That’s why I suggested it is not too late for the government to make contingency plans to save jobs. Your jobs.
It was not easy to give up my privacy to return to public life but I know this is the right decision.
The President must also work with civil society groups to advance the interest of not just some groups but that of all Singaporeans.
We have four Tans in the race and they are all men but I am sure that won’t be the case for long. It won’t be too long before we have our first female President.
Someone mentioned they were very happy I have not one, not two, but three women speaking today.
Dr Tan steps up to the podium
And to great fanfare. His supporters shout and wave their caps in the air.
Dr Tan did not appear recently in public. He has the experience from years of public service.
We are electing a new President who can represent us. This will affect the country’s image. Of the four, who can give us such assurance?
Singapore has a strength: stability. This gives us confidence in our country’s future.