Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Tan Cheng Bock Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I enjoyed Parliament being a proper elected MP.
One of my key areas of unification is to champion multiracialism. Multiracialism is vital to unity.
The civil servants will always be there to look after this country. So don’t worry… Any political party taking power will have to work with the civil servants who are very well acquainted with running this country.
I believe the processes of good governance have gone astray. Specifically there is an erosion of transparency, independence and accountability.
I’m not sponsored by anybody but myself… I’m not sponsored by the PAP.
In politics things change, in politics timing is important, and in politics, how I move, I don’t tell you.
I think it’s quite good to spend some family time.
You don’t have to go and criticize your opponents, how bad they are and so on. It is a contest of ideas. I got my ideas, you got your ideas right. We will let Singaporeans decide.
So far we have 4 open elections with no minority Malay President. So 2017 must remain an open election and if no minority Malay President wins in 2017, than a reserved election will be triggered in 2023.
I want to work closely with the government but it doesn’t mean I become so weak and just toe the government line.
I’ve never followed my party… I’m no yes-man, I’ve never been a yes-man.
If those people who come in to join the PSP, hoping to extract something from the party for themselves, I think even if they leave, I will not feel sorry.
Sometimes I do my walkabouts, all the young fellows will come and call me ‘hypebeast Ah Gong.’
At the end of the day, I connect very closely with the youth. I love the youth. I love the young people.
I never forget a friend.
I opposed the NMP scheme very, very strongly and I stated my case in Parliament, objected to it and voted against it. That has been my stand.
I’ll welcome any competitor, no problem.
The role of the president is to take care of your money, and that’s what I intend to do.
I think the president must be very watchful of what is happening. The president cannot deal with the bread and butter issues of Parliament, but he cannot be a sleeping president.
If you’ve got no base, it’s very difficult to function as an MP. You cannot be a ‘virtual’ MP, you must be a proper one.
We are not starting a revolution. We are starting an evolution of change.
I was only a village doctor with a rebellious streak.
If you strongly believe something is wrong, you must speak up and stand by what you say.
A truly united Singapore means having a Parliament that reflects all views, and not just the PAP view or the group-think of a single political party.
The president actually is there to complement the government in power. If they have done something that is not proper, it is the duty of the president to… discuss and to come to some common ground.
We should not live in fear, we should all enjoy being able to express our views freely and openly, challenge each other on issues.
Any of us who wants to go to Parliament must have that responsibility to represent the people who voted us in.
I want to be a president and I will not change my thinking.
I hope to encourage younger Singaporeans not to be so fearful.
If it’s of help to my candidates, I would like to go anywhere to give my candidates a boost.
I was previously the chairman of the Jurong East Town Council and South West CDC.
Simple people can bring very good knowledge to Parliament because they know the ground.
Ask yourself, have you ever heard any of your PAP MPs ask the hard questions? As a Singaporean, you have a right to information that the Government is refusing to answer.
But at the end of the day, any president must try to unify Singapore… that must be in the heart of the man who wants to be the president.
The most important thing for Singapore is stability.