Report on elected presidency completed

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon at the second Constitutional Commission hearing on the elected presidency on April 22.
Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon at the second Constitutional Commission hearing on the elected presidency on April 22. PHOTO: ST FILE

A panel set up to review the elected presidency has completed its work. The Constitutional Commission, chaired by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, submitted its report to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday.

The Prime Minister's Office said the Government will study the report and release it in "due course".

The commission was tasked to look into three aspects of the institution: How to ensure minority candidates are elected from from time to time, the eligibility criteria of candidates and the experience of those appointed to be the president's advisers.

PM Lee thanked the nine- member commission "for the deliberation and care with which they have carried out their tasks".

Singaporeans can expect PM Lee to address the issue during the National Day Rally on Sunday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 18, 2016, with the headline 'Report on elected presidency completed'. Print Edition | Subscribe