Who am I voting for?

I explained on June 27 that based on the choices that were available then, Dr Tan Cheng Bock was my choice to be the next Elected President. The eligibility of the fourth Tan - Tan Jee Say, changed all that. Of course TOC's 'Face to Face 2', the presidential forum, as well as Maruah's 'What do you do Mr President', also played a very important role in shaping my current view on who should be the President.

But I'm going to be tight-lipped about who I'm going to vote on Saturday. My vote is secret and I intend to keep it that way, Well, I may share with my family and close friends who I voted for - but that's it.

And just because I wrote something about Dr Tony Tan (HERE), it does not mean that I would vote for him.

I think in voting for the next President, people must be convinced who to vote for by making an analysis of what all the candidates have said - by reasoning what comes closest to their beliefs.

It's certainly very bad for SIngapore if a mob mentality is assumed in how we cast our vote.

So come 27 August 2011, cast your vote for the person who you think will be good for the future of Singapore. And make this decision not only with your mind but also your heart.

Picture: Courtesy of Shawn Danker and TOC