Court dismisses Tan Cheng Bock’s appeal over upcoming Presidential Election
Perpetual presidential hopeful Tan Cheng Bock will not become president for another six years.
On Wednesday, Aug. 23, the Court of Appeal dismissed Tan’s appeal.
Tan had filed an appeal on July 12 against a High Court decision to dismiss his legal challenge on the upcoming presidential election reserved for Malay candidates.
The Court of Appeal had reserved judgment in July earlier this year on Tan’s appeal.
Deputy Attorney-General Hri Kumar confirmed to Channel News Asia that the appeal has just been dismissed.
Tan’s challenge was that it was “unconstitutional” to count President Wee Kim Wee as Singapore’s first elected President. The first elected president should have been counted from President Ong Teng Cheong’s term.
If the appeal had been successful, this year’s election would have been an open one.