Tan Cheng Bock: Tharman is the best candidate to be S’pore’s next PM – but lacks ‘killer instincts’

Tan Cheng Bock: Tharman is the best candidate to be S’pore’s next PM – but lacks ‘killer instincts’

The Independent·2017-12-24 19:05

Former presidential candidate Dr Tan Cheng Bock said that Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam is the best person to be the next Prime Minister of Singapore. Dr Tan made that comment in his speech he delivered for a local think-tank, Future of Singapore, last Saturday (16 Dec).

Dr Tan said that several people had expressed to him their concerns about who the next Prime Minister of Singapore might be. He added that he had worked with Mr Tharman on several projects and knows first hand that he is a very capable person whose heart is in the right place. Dr Tan however noted that Mr Tharman lacked the ‘killer instinct’.

Mr Tharman is the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore. A poll of our readers in September last year showed that a large majority of Singaporeans supported Tharman to be the next Prime Minister of Singapore.

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