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Tan Kin Lian: What’s up with the V sign?

Update: See Siew Kum Hong’s comment below.

Here’s a group photo taken at the recent TOC Presidential Face to Face event.

I would be so pissed off if I’m inside the group photo. One of the person in the photo will eventually become the next President of Singapore. It would be the perfect photo for keeping. Maybe show it to your grandchildren when you grow old. Yet the photo is ruined by Tan Kin Lian and his stupid V sign.

There is a place and time for everything. Yes, there are time for candid group photos where it is perfectly alright for you to use the V sign or stick out your tongue. But there is also a time for a proper decent group photo. Looking at the photo, I think that is a formal photo shoot.

If you can’t judge when is the right time for what pose, then I think you are not qualified to be the next President.

The President of Singapore is the head of state. Part of his role includes meeting foreign leaders. How would it reflect the image of Singapore if our President do a V sign when taking photo with President Obama?

Oh… oh…. Don’t get me started with the high five thing.

Don’t use Google Translate for your election flyers

A friend of mine emailed me this recently. It’s an Election Flyer by Tan Kin Lian.

There is something wrong with the second line: “如果作为你们的总统选举”. For those who don’t know Mandrain, here’s the translation: “If I become your President Election”.

No no no no no no….. Mr Tan Kin Lian, I don’t want you to become our President Election (if that is even possible). Maybe you mean “民选总统” which means “Elected President”.

Did anyone even check before printing?

Actually, I think I know how they make such a big mistake. Take a look at the English version of the flyer.

Go to Google Translate and type the second line: “If elected as your President”.

Please…. don’t use Google Translate for your election flyers.

Battle of the 4 Tan

Wow, after several years of walkover for Presidential Elections, we are finally going to vote for President again. And it’s going to be a 4 corner fight between Tan Cheng Bock, Tan Jee Say, Tony Tan and Tan Kin Lian.

Here’s the 4 President hopeful’s thank you speech at the nomination centre.

Former PAP MP Tan Cheng Bock, 71

Investment adviser Tan Jee Say, 57

Former deputy prime minister Tony Tan, 71

Former NTUC Income chief Tan Kin Lian, 63

Singapore will go to the polls on 27 August 2011 to elect a President. The last time Singapore voted for President is back in 1993.

OK, at least I made a correct prediction this time. I predicted that the next President is Mr Tan. And since all the 4 candidates’ surname is Tan, I will definitely be correct.

Begun the Presidential Election has

Presidential Election is coming. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong issued the writ of election yesterday and named 17 Aug 2011 as Nomination Day. Polling day is on 27 August 2011 if more than 1 candidate stands nominated for election at the close of nominations on Nomination Day.

We will most likely have an election since there’s already 5 people who expressed intrest in running for President. The 5 people are Dr Tan Cheng Bock, Dr Tony Tan, Mr Tan Kin Lian, Mr Tan Jee Say and Mr Andrew Kuan. How come so many “Tans” want to run for President huh?

But it is not know if they can get the Certificate of Eligibility. I’m pretty sure Mr Kuan couldn’t get it. I’m not sure about the rest.

It’s a pity that President S R Nathan will not be seeking another term. He has been uncontested for past 2 Presidential Elections. I was actually looking forward to seeing him running for elections and see how many votes can he get. I have a feeling that he will lose badly if he run for election.

OH, and the Returning Officer is none other than Mr Yam Ah Mee.