Presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian has pledged to continue speaking up for everyday Singaporeans, after learning that he won 14 percent of popular vote.
Saying that he hoped to have done better, Tan said:
“In my free time, I will continue to do my part in voicing the hardship and aspirations of the people through other channels.”
As for what Tan will do next, he said:
“I will now heed the advice of my family to take life easy, and live a normal life. I will spend more time with my grandchildren.”
Tan has been speaking up for Singaporeans who fell on difficult times for over a decade.
In 2015, Tan spoke out against GST – years before the latest publicly unforseen government decision to increase in GST.
He has also publicly spoke up for and assisted retail investors who lost money in the Lehmann Bros collapse, and the Hyflux collapse.
Tan has, for more than 10 years now, criticised the spiking price of housing and cost of living, and the government’s policy of boosting the population through foreign immigration.
If he had become president, he said that he wanted to use the soft power of the president’s office to work together with the prime minister to improve the plight of Singaporeans.