This is a newly set-up site http://www.easyapps.sg/tklep/
In the second paragraph, Tan Kin Lian writes,”If and when it [COE] is approved, I will decide if I wish to take part in the contest”.
Contrast this with sumething he issued on 8 June, ”I have decided to contest the Presidential Election”. This was issued a few days after he had said he was thinking of stand. A friend had collected the COE forms because Mr Tan was “not free” and TKL was responding to media queries.
(And reminder: In 2008, he had expressed interest in running for the election if 100,000 Singaporeans signed an online petition of support. He got sumething like 1,200 signers. In 2009, he said he was not planning a contest any longer. He said (rightly) that he did not have the support of S’poreans. He blamed the fearfulness of S’poreans.)
How about treating yr fellow S’poreans and the office of president with some respect, TKL? Want to stand, stand. Like what Dr Tan Chin Bock is doing.
Don’t one day say, “ Think of standing”, then few days later say, “Will stand”, and then 10 days say, “Thinking abt standing”. Reminds me of you calling out supporters to attend Income AGM in 2008 and 2009, You wanted to oppose or propose certain things. Supporters turned out, but you did no opposing or proposing.
FTR, I helped out on minibonds etc.
Aftertot 21 June 2011
TKL might get himself into a deep hole by playing coy on whether he wanrs to stand. If he refuses to declare that he is a candidate if he is given a COE, the three wise men vetting his eligibility should be within their rights to refuse to consider his eligibilty. They could reasonably point out that they should not be wasting their time on vetting the candidacy of someone who hasn’t made up his mind. They, like TKL, are “not free”.