Tan Cheng Bock is “prepared to mentor any political group, even PAP chaps” to carry his views

Tan Cheng Bock is “prepared to mentor any political group, even PAP chaps” to carry his views

The Independent·2017-12-19 04:10

Former presidential candidate, Dr Tan Cheng Bock, offered to groom political candidates from any political party, at a forum organised by Future of Singapore yesterday, entitled  ‘Post-PE 2017 Singapore Moving Forward’.

Speaking to a crowd of over 100 participants, the 77-year-old added that “quite a few” individuals have already approached him and that he will be meeting these individuals soon:

“I’m prepared to mentor any political group, even PAP chaps can come to me, I’ll still mentor them. Because the objective must be very clear: you want to train people who will be good MPs. MPs who will think of Singapore first.”

Referring to his past comments that Singapore’s political system has created an atmosphere where people are “very obedient, insecure and many a time, fearful of authority,” Dr Tan asserted that he will encourage the people he grooms to not think like that.

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