Why is Ong Teng Cheong not recognised as Singapore’s first Elected President?

The changes to the Elected Presidency (EP) scheme were passed by Parliament on Monday, 7 February.

The Government have also announced that the next EP will take place in September 2017.

This next presidential election will be a special one which is reserved only for Malay candidates.

It is part of the slew of changes made to the EP scheme by the Government which claimed that it was concerned about there not being a minority-race president for an extended period. Continue reading “Why is Ong Teng Cheong not recognised as Singapore’s first Elected President?”