I’m wondering if Tony Tan realises that the president is only a security guard when it comes to guarding the reserves?
The speech he gave at the NTUC financial and business services cluster National Day observance ceremony on Friday morning, was a good one. He talked abt the worsening global economy and the uses that the reserves can play. But it was the speech of a player, not a security guard. ://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/gov-t-prepared-economic-uncertainties-tony-tan-071802754.html
So maybe he is hinting to the PM that he would like to return to GIC where he can play a meaningful role in helping S’pore steer through the crisis. He has after all helped built up the reserves to the extent that Tan Jee Say can say spending S$bn of the reserves on Jee Say’s plans is “small change”.
I for one prefer him to return to GIC. The elected presidency is too small a role for him. It was too small for LKY, it is too small for Tony Tan. https://atans1.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/gic-not-reported-in-st-cna-or-today/ Link was inserted at 6.25 pm on 21 August 2011.