Letting Parliament elect the president is an elitist approach and we should not transfer people power to Parliament ("Let's talk about policy failures and the elected presidency"; Jan 18).
We should be confident of our electorate.
The last presidential election got messy because the criteria were not stringent enough and allowed sub-par candidates in.
This resulted in votes swinging away from stronger candidates, and in the end, President Tony Tan Keng Yam scraped through without a majority of the votes, even though he was the best candidate.
Let us have more confidence in the electorate.
Hua Tye Swee