‘Mdm President’ come May?

Mdm Halimah Yacob

Although there have been coffee shop gossips by Uncles and Aunties that the next President of Singapore would most likely be Mdm Halimah Yacob from the People’s Action Party (PAP), nothing is concrete as there is no hard evidence to support the gossips.

However, that may not be entirely true because Uncles and Aunties in the coffee shops will be able to confirm their suspicion in as early as May, without having to wait for the official polling day in September 2017.

With Presidential Election slated for September 2017 as confirmed by Minister (Kee Chiu) Chan Chun Sing, a potential candidate must then file his/her application from 1st June 2017 onwards.

Since a Presidential Candidate cannot be a member of any political party, if Mdm Halimah Yacob wants to contest, she has to officially resign from the PAP prior to 1st June 2017 (later if she wants to, but not likely since there are ‘ground work’ to be done).

There is of course no reason for her to resign from the PAP if she is not eyeing for the Presidential post considering the supposed millions she is being paid as a Speaker of Parliament and a Minister, no?

Therefore if many moons come till late May, should Mdm Halimah Yacob were to tender her resignation from the PAP, chances are extremely high that Singaporeans and the whole world would have to address her as “Mdm President” effective September 2017 (the current President Tony Tan will see his term ends by 31 August 2017).

With no clear contenders in sight and the ‘tip’ offered by Minister Chan, who wanna bet she won’t be “Mdm President” if Singapore Pools were to accept such bets?

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* For those who may not know this, Mdm Halimah Yacob is the ONLY PAP Member of Parliament that actually addressed the readers directly many many moons ago on this website, when it was Temasek Review (TR). That post is buried deep in the archive and you need a VMS membership to view it (if it has not already been purged). 

We would like to thank Mdm President Mdm Halimah Yacob for her kind gesture.

 

 

 

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46 Responses to “‘Mdm President’ come May?”

  • Heart of glass:

    Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
    So most likely will come to be.
    Still no contenders, so walkover ?

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  • Opposition's Choice:

    Opposition parties should come together and nominate and support a Malay candidate to challenge Halimah in the coming PE.

    Singaporeans want a worthy malay candidate and not an ex PAP MP to be our President.

    Having Halimah is no different from having Tony as President!

    High time we have someone to check and account for our Nation’s Reserves!

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  • Seek approval from taxpayers:

    There is nothing this woman can do for me! So it is better to void my vote!

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  • Hiding the truth:

    PAP wants a walkover because it wants to hide its unpopularity. It knows the strong support in the last GE was due to the death of LKY. Without a walkover Halimah will likely get less than 35% of the votes and will surely lose big-time.

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  • Authoritariatianism artificial:

    Authoritarianism is about control.
    Period.
    Not that period.

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  • Authoritarian Artificiality:

    Who here believes its a question of IF she wants to take up the job or She has to take up the job?

    Ans :
    1. Up to her. (Thumbs Down)
    2. Not up to her. (Thumbs UP)

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  • RDB:

    She has been No. 1 of a $500 Million company for long enough per PM3 L$L’s newest requirement to be eligible for EP? He means:

    Q.1 NTUC is a company with her as No. 2 & for how long is qualified?

    Q2. So if Not Trustworthy Union Chief in position of No. 2 as Deputy Secretary is cannot liao, how about NTUC can be considered as bona fide commercial company?

    Q3. And if that cannot, then as Speaker of the House of Parliament is than No. 1 of Sg’s some few 100 billion $, she can be consider as a legitimate in charge of SG GDP?

    Q4. Where & what else was she as NO. 1of a $500 Million company long enough to be qualified? Or somehow made “qualifried” by you know whose new rules for EP?

    Q5. And what of inflation cause by PM3 since the last 13 years alone. Then Tan Cheng Bock was NO. 2 of ajust over $300 Million company SHOULD BE more qualified as potential than Halimah Yacob right! Meaning as Chua Chin Leng aka Redbean in TRE lately wrote of inflation with property as example. But then that must be Malay part is already an obvious and glaring move to outclass Tan Chen Bock via race or not har – as much discuss outside of PM3′s circles hor?

    Just applying some common sense to such a simple case that got mired by yet another PEE AND POO legislation? Yes or not har? Sleep tight, don’t grind your teeth as someone’s papa had declared us as a “Guided-DemoCracy” of PAP since he said that as MM to his so and in reply to his very “FT” investigative journalist of his arckia being PM3 was due to him being his son lor? Past Tense pian pun bay hiao pain lar tio bo? Mentor Minister he declared too in question by his same FT journalist was given (or conferred dutifully?) by his arckia he made PM3? Now maybe we LHLLLLLL instead or LOLLLLL will provoke or invoke some truth to come out make every blur in this issue as clear as a clear blue sky lor/lar?

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  • Just1more:

    Knowing people are not happy with the last minute popped up EP rules, they will try their best to deter challengers. It would be embarrassing to the ruling party if again its candidate only manage to get 34% of the casted votes. A no challenge scenario would be preferred as there will be no chance for people to give votes to the other candidates or void their votes to tell them of their displeasure.

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  • 5months more:

    How come no one else wants this plumb role?
    Easiest job in the world..
    !!!……????
    Anyhow , its not going to make an ounce of difference to us peasants…they might as well install a robot. Much better. Save $millions a year in salary alone.
    Ha ha ha ha

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  • KNN:

    Walkover again like during Nathan’s time. So no chance of public holiday. Sianz…. Can’t blame the oppo … nobody is stupid enough to throw away their security deposit.

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  • LIONS:

    What kind of People’s Pre$ident will she be?
    Witnessed her HYPOCRISY at one of tbe recent NDP just after she became $peaker.
    She was seated n then came PEANUT GOH CT who turned towards her n seemingly awaiting some acknowledgement from MDM $peaker but was DISAPPOINTED as Halimah didnt even nod her head or smile at her former boss n “mentor”???

    This is the REAL PAP ELITISTS,ARROGANT N MERCENARY.
    PEOPLE’S PRESIDENT?
    like Schooling’s mother uttered,” TAN KU KU”.

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  • Greedy Evil Corrupt Brainless:

    She fits the bill nicely as the PAP ideal president.

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  • billyma:

    If 35%Tony tan get none or little respect from Singaporeans as a PAP anointed minority president, it is not inconceivable that the next PAP select minority race president will get any more respect than the ‘do nothing’ Tony tan.

    It may even come as no surprise that even her own race may not feel so proud nor pride about her being PAP appointed president.

    In other word, no PAP appointed will ever be held to any esteem by the citizens & probably not many outside the country.
    Just look at how little respect lhl gets from politicians outside of this country.
    It’s all about feeling good for PAP.

    It’s a shame that PAP throw dirt on our office of president.

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  • Ali Baba:

    She can take her time to collect the parliament speakers salary, and just a few days before the registration close, she just tender in her resignation from the party. Next following day, she can safely declared she is not a member of any political party. Isn’t this uniquely PAP rules?, and it is a proven fact, by the current President.

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  • rukidding:

    Mai Hum may as w3ll keep the “second set of rubber stamp” to himself .

    This one,….certainly is an “ideal Obedient Dog” indeed !

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  • AiYoYo:

    I thought that the prerequisites for a person to run for President is experience in running a company with $500m equity. Exactly how does Mdm Yaacob’s experience fulfill this requirement?

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  • What If?:

    Halimah – 35% of votess

    Challenger Ahmad – 25% of votes

    Void Votes – 40% Void votes

    Halimah becomes President?

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  • Mainstreet Citizen:

    As far as I can see, her performance in parliament is always leaning towards P. A. P.
    In any case, she seems to indicate of where she is heading when the mainstream media quoted her saying that there’s a bigger role for women. Indeed, the ruling party has scored some points with the women as well as the minorities.

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  • Appoint a president:

    Why have elections?
    Everything singaporeans will invoke bohbian anyways.
    They will reluctantly accept everything.
    Self censored also.
    Why bother to have elections?
    50 years of constant.
    Even if they propose a bill to abolish elections no one can do anything abt it anyways.

    Maybe wp would ask, can you don abolish election?
    And if they don Reply, they move on to the next question.

    Effectiveless wan.

    The whole thing is a joke.

    Artificial.

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  • Lee Chun Sing:

    Is everything predetermined in sg?
    Don mistaken me.
    I don mean the vote results predetermined.
    I am only asking a question.
    Don shoot the messenger.

    Is authoritarianism = absolute control = absolutely artificial?
    Again,like mr Leong, i am just asking a question.
    Don shoot the messenger.

    Whenever i feel sad thinking about the type of democracy in sg , i console myself by masturbating.

    Masturbation is free. Who says its not? No meed approval nor coe.

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  • George:

    My take is that there would NOT be any other candidate.
    Reason being, the government would want to avoid Singaporeans
    refusing to vote or spoiling their votes en mass in protest. This can
    certainly be avoided if there are no other APPROVED candidate for
    she would be ‘shooed in’ by default.

    So by all account, the first Singapore female president would be a
    default one.

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  • C'est la vie:

    Make no mistake, cometh May when PAP loyalist HaliMah taketh the President crown ……… it will be the resultant of typical manipulation and malfeasance of the highest order by ………….

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  • Conned Care:

    This coming EP is a national disgrace where meritocracy is concerned.
    She is already an useless speaker & PAP puppet.
    Will be a huge disgrace to her own race if she choose to be the EP.
    Let’s see her integrity.

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  • vtfgybhun:

    I would suggest we vote for Masagos Zulkifli or who with a friendlier face. Instead of letting Halimah win, because she is already a MP and speaker of parliament. Already been earning millions with ae wealth being accumulated over the years, holding multi and high positions already. Why still greedy and want to become a president, while just sit there, do nothing and collecting money?

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  • Halimah Might Lose BIG!:

    Presidency not guaranteed!

    No more MP, no more Speaker and worse, not elected President!

    Wonder if she has considered the ‘opportunity cost’?

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  • I Will Vote For Halimah...:

    If she make a promise to account for our Nation’s Reserves by mid term in office.

    If not, let’s not waste time!

    If the Elected President got so much time for travelling, how come he got no time to report on our Nation’s Reserves?

    Maybe a Malay President can make Singaporeans proud if she can do it (account for our Nation’s Reserves).

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  • Chloe:

    AiYoYo: I thought that the prerequisites for a person to run for President is experience in running a company with $500m equity. Exactly how does Mdm Yaacob’s experience fulfill this requirement?

    Very simple.
    She will be appointed CEO of Temasek Holdings RETROACTIVELY.

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  • More Islamisation of singapore:

    Made no mistske..
    She will made spore more islamic and with the Yacob as side kick…
    spore has the making of the first freeworld to be islamic.
    Have you noticed for more than 10 years.. islamic halal and all things
    islam has been instilled in all non muslim areas?

    Singapore is being islamised.. wake up..
    and yeah… hate speech.. I heard that before…

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  • I very ANAL one:

    Greedy Evil Corrupt Brainless:
    She fits the bill nicely as the PAP ideal president.

    Worker party said they object to elected presidency in favor of appointed presidency like Yacoob Ishak. Heeeheee. Pun pun.

    Guess what? Both are right! Did you catch my drift?

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  • Kee Chew Chup cheng:

    Halimah Might Lose BIG!:
    Presidency not guaranteed!

    No more MP, no more Speaker and worse, not elected President!

    Wonder if she has considered the ‘opportunity cost’?

    I ask you a simper question.
    Who handles the botes in the ballot box.

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  • N.Jungne:

    If Halimah is CHOPED for President, which means 1 thing, Malays will have another 6 yrs wait.

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  • apakhabar:

    If you want another Pappie President then vote fir Mdm Halimah.
    On the other hand, if you don’t want another Pappie President then vote for someone else. Anyone else.
    DON’T MOAN ABOUT IT AFTER.

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  • No 'duplicated' key please!:

    Singapore needs a President with a separare key and not a duplicated key!

    The next President must check on our Nation’s Reserves.

    Singaporeans want to know the real status of our Nation’s Reserves.

    What is the problem?

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  • Clown Prince:

    Can’t stand the wayang. Going for holiday if there’s election.

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  • Andy:

    Can a Chinese like TCB convert to Muslim and run against Halimah? Just asking.

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  • Indian Father:

    Her father is Indian.

    Technically it makes her Indian.

    How come she can qualify as MALAY President?

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  • Sin President:

    Only billionaires plps esp politically made billionaires are Singapore qualfied to be Sin EP.
    Minority no man but woman huh! What a shame to force a woman to neglect the poor daft Sinners!
    Plp legality. Indian also can meh. Sure there s justification.

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  • Implications:

    What are the implications arising from the desperado decision of PAP Govt to put up a Malay President apart from some netizens view of their desperado zeroing TCB’s chance of the Presidency?
    The immediate thoughts come to mind are
    ” Are the past Presidents especially the last two including the present one racialistic? This is surprising from the response from the Indian Community and the PAzp majority race which the jiak liao bi belong? In fact most response seems to point to puppetry and indeed the most costly one for many generation to come over the entire planet. As a fellow Singaporean, who is a Malay but preferred to be called a Singaporean as he is tomall his friends Singaporeans, said ‘they are just there for show nothing to do with race or religion. If they do they mati like the Ong”.
    The thoughts linger, if they can’t do anything, they are puppets. But are they not nice to the other races other than his own so the need to have President based on race! But with the JLB of today, he is not very nice to pap majority race either esp when he wiped his hands after my uncle shook his hNds in the market
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    So Malay EP for Malays
    Indian EP for Indians
    Chinese EP for Chinese.
    Ba ba nioya EP for ba and Nioya
    Erasian EP for Erasians
    So what is Singaporean.

    All Singaporeans, we are not represented. Singaporeans need a Singaporean EP regardless of race or religions. Racists are NO Singaporeans!
    Singapore for Singaporeans including President!

    Singaporeans say to hell with GRC. To hell with racism in EP!
    We are Singaporeans. Singapore for Singaporeans not for racists including racist politicians!

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  • racialistic EP:

    A Malay , who is a Muslim and amultiillionaires qualifies to stand for EP election if he or she marries a Chinese, Indian or angmoh. The newly consttutionally defined EP is based on race and not on Religion (clearer if EP is prefixed with Racialistic EP). So a Malay marries one other than Malay even though the spouse is converted to the same religion would logically not qualify to stand forvthe EP election ashe wouldn’t be totally congrous with the Malay community as the Constitution demands!

    Any right thinking minded Singaporeans would think the would PAP racialistic approach to EP is not only stupid but a political disaster. Instead of uniting Singaporeans as one people regardless of race, religion, education and wealth, PAP put a final nail to the coffinate the origninal national mission as embodied in the pledge and anthem. Not only they have isolate Singaporeans on wealth (the Power has publicly expressed his ardent love for bilionaires esp those from PRC), education (policy on two is enough but wealth and educated enouraged to have more by giving incentive as tax relief and leave for degreed mothers), now on race via racialistic EP. There is only one left, religions! Are the talented PAPists now cracking their adulterated brain to fabricated a religious nail for the coffin as they have done with the nail permeated with racist stink!

    For sanity sake, Singapore for Singaporeans and Singaporeans should not be disintegrated according to race, education, wealth and God forbid on religious faith. Neptosm is death to nationhood and it should be downtrodden instead of Singaporeans!

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  • JetL:

    Opposition's Choice:
    Opposition parties should come together and nominate and support a Malay candidate to challenge Halimah in the coming PE.

    Singaporeans want a worthy malay candidate and not an ex PAP MP to be our President.

    Having Halimah is no different from having Tony as President!

    High time we have someone to check and account for our Nation’s Reserves!

    WHY NOT Fandi Ahmad ?

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  • JetL:

    alamak maciam Mahathir also FATHER INDIAN . Halimah is actaully Indian Father and Maalay Mother .
    She is technically an Indian just like Mahathir and Anwar..
    her religion as islam is maybe towards a more malay frequency

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  • JetL:

    Indian Father:
    Her father is Indian.

    Technically it makes her Indian.

    How come she can qualify as MALAY President?

    yes so a nutshel race card is a failure, ust keep it str la singaporean maycan use the term lady president rather than race

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  • JetL:

    I Will Vote For Halimah...:
    If she make a promise to account for our Nation’s Reserves by mid term in office.

    If not, let’s not waste time!

    If the Elected President got so much time for travelling, how come he got no time to report on our Nation’s Reserves?

    Maybe a Malay President can make Singaporeans proud if she can do it (account for our Nation’s Reserves).

    alamak now all so coning la… as said she can be see as Malay but technically she is Indian Muslim as father is Indian and Mother Malay
    keep race aside , she is sporean and st importantly a women

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  • Sinkapore:

    Limiting to a Malay or Malay person as EP has the obvious reasons to ensure the next EP will continue to submit to the wills of PAP gov. When PAP gov blows the whistle, EP will run earnestly to the master in waiting to do all its bidding. This drastic constitution change to reserve the EP, I suspect has something to do with someone stepping down. With obedient EP, they can be assured no questions/trouble to whatever accounting methods applied to the coffers. Whatever it is, what remains in the coffer is just number. Just like CPF monies, it is just a number in the statement. Who really knows if CPF has the monies to return to ppl? Even if one wants to verify it will take years, just like what the AG told our late President Ong, …will take 50 man years.

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  • PAP Manipulate President ?:

    If PAP is so crooked to manipulate the President election again, then please don’t call it an election anymore. Why change the rules everytime the odds doesn’t look good for PAP ? At least don’t be a hypocrite to say it is about time to rotate the Presidency for a non-Chinese candidate to take over.

    Just go ahead & appoint Halimah as President instead and save us all the trouble and fuss pretending there is a choice for us all. I really can’t envisage why Tan Cheng Bok cannot be a better Presidential candidate than that Prata Man or Halimah. Only God knows what dirty tricks is up in the sleeves of LHL.

    Frankly, our PAP leaders are no different from communist China leaders who manipulated HK’s Chief Executive election recently. Really damn low of our PAP leaders to try such a dirty trick on us Singaporeans.

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  • Srodeeps:

    Proven to the world even as one of useless director of our screw up third world standard train company can be richest puppet President

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