Where is the President now?

Robin Low
5 min readOct 22, 2023

In most countries, when you have an election, the president goes into hyper mode and starts a flurry of activities to “change” and be good on their promises.

Usually, there is a list of things that the people expect the president to complete in the first 100 days, besides the standard taking over and ceremonies.

In Singapore, when you vote for the President that is an ex-PAP minister , a person who has been with the PAP for more than 20 years — suddenly turned “independent” — you would expect everything to be more or less the same.

In many cases, this would not be a bad thing. Many people do not like change, but in the backdrop of an unprecedented price hikes for everything from transportation to food to utilities and soon, GST, I would expect at least some comforting words like — “I would look into the problem of high cost of living and see what I can do…”

We have a situation where the transport Minister is pretty much under CPIB probe — yes — Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau. The head of state has the constitutional right to be consulted, the right to advise and the right to warn.

Perhaps now we realize that this man Where is the President now?

In most countries, when you have an election, the president goes into hyper mode and starts a flurry of activities to “change” and be good on their promises.

Usually, there is a list of things that the people expect the president to complete in the first 100 days, besides the standard taking over and ceremonies.

In Singapore, when you vote for the President that is an ex-PAP minister , a person who has been with the PAP for more than 20 years — suddenly turned “independent” — you would expect everything to be more or less the same.

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Robin Low

Author, Traveler, Innovator. Focuses on Social Impact and Innovation.