Singapore's prime minister defends system of reserved presidency
By 11 November 2019
Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong (photo credit: Number 10/flickr)
Reserving the elected presidency for minority candidates from time to time will have a political cost in the short term, but the move was a necessary safeguard for the country's long-term good, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
He told People's Action Party (PAP) activists yesterday that he decided this fundamental change had to be made, even though he knew not all Singaporeans agreed with it.
Read the full article here: The Straits Times