Friday, November 17, 2006

there's something about ..... pop quiz

I bet you didn't know this before yesterday......

Pop Quiz 1: Do you know if there is an acting president for Singapore if President Nathan is not in Town?

Pop Quiz 2: If there is, who is our acting President?

Pop Quiz 3: In what circumstances would we know if there is an Acting President for Singapore?



Pop Quiz 1: Based on my preliminary search on the net, including I derived that there is no such thing as acting president, or rather this was not mentioned at all in the official website.

Pop Quiz 2: The following is release from the government see link

Anyway, I reproduce it below:

"The 43rd President of the United States, President George W. Bush will make an official visit to Singapore from 16 to 17 November 2006. Singapore is his first stop in the region en route to Vietnam for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting. This will be President Bush's second official visit to Singapore. His previous visit was in 2003.

President Bush will be accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs Laura Bush and key U.S. government officials. During his visit, President Bush will call on Acting President J Y Pillay and meet with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and other Cabinet Ministers. President Bush will also be delivering a major speech in Singapore.
. . . . .
12 NOVEMBER 2006 "

Pop Quiz 3: Only when US President comes to Singapore and our real president not around, would we know there is an Acting President.


Not too sure if it is in our constitution to have an acting president. I'm sure it is. But if our president is so-called elected, shouldn't we also elect the acting-president?

Unless this guy Mr Pillay is appointed last minute.

Singapore Government: Alamak... President Nathan on leave leh... how... George Bush coming and he is president of US... we must also come out with a President of Singapore leh...

Istana office: Aiyeah... why didn't say earlier.... so last minute... we cannot reschedule President Nathan's trip leh.

Singapore Government: Ok lah.. why don't we find a double. USA also got alot of President-lookalike, I'm sure if we can find a double, Bush will not notice lah.

Istana: We have... but he charges $500 per hour leh. Very expensive. Like that lah... we get a acting President. His charges is very low... $100 per hour. Can?

Singapore Government: Acting one? TCS got indian actors meh?

Istana office: Got...... Gurmit Singh. Can? He as popular as President Nathan.

Singapore Government: never mind... I find myself.

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