It’s probably time to do away with this wayang Elected President thing. Why? From President Ong onwards, we never had any Presidents, Elected or Appointed who dare to ask probing questions of the Government of the day.
With impending changes that will make further mockery of this institution of an Elected President, let’s not fool ourselves that it’s for Singapore good.
Then what? No symbolic Head of State? What State is my retort! Aren’t we a place that belongs to Everyone? I didn’t say it. One PM did and he is still the new PM!
The above is a comment by a blogger in TRE. Lye is very cynical and suspicious about the purpose of this ‘wayang Elected President thing’. What was Lye Khuen Way saying in this sentence, ‘From President Ong onwards, we never had any Presidents, Elected or Appointed who dare to ask probing questions of the Government of the day.’? These Presidents cannot be rogues right? Everyone is an honourable man, high net worth, with plenty of money, ‘chiat buay leow’, how can they be rogues? Not asking probing questions is not a condition to be a rogue. And when everything is fine, country so well run, all the reserves so well taken care of, what is there to ask? And when the govt is making all the right policies and supported by the people, elected by the people, lagi no reason and no question to ask. Like that how to blame them?
There is no point asking simple questions or silly questions just to be put on record that one actually spoke up right? The president is not like MPs, need to speak up in parliament or to ask questions to be seen to be working. There is no need to waste people’s time asking questions that meant nothing or take too long to answer. As the most dignified person in office, the President cannot anyhow open mouth to ask question when there is no question to be asked. To be presidents, all must be very smart and know when to ask questions when they know something is wrong.
The impending changes must be good, how can it be a mockery? Have faith in the popularly elected govt to do the right thing for the good of the country. Cannot anyhow cast doubts and demand an explanation like asking opposition politicians to explain everything. An elected govt is not the same as opposition parties. Everything tip top, everyone honourable and integrity cannot be doubted. That is why the people trusted them and elected them to be the rulers of the country.
Anyone knows what is a rogue president?