Someone charismatic and brave like him.
This after it has been increasingly clear that a strong and brave leader, such as Tony Tan, is needed to resolve tensions between Singapore and China, as well as the rest of the world.
One Singaporean, Gan En, said she cannot imagine anyone else filling those shoes like Tony Tan can: “Tony Tan is the only one with the testicular fortitude and charisma to defuse tensions and who has the ability to unite Singaporeans in the face of all adversity.”
“His personality shines through in the darkest hour, and his spirited defence of Singapore values puts him on par in the same league as the greatest statesmen from Singapore and around the world.”
“He is the light in the darkness and the light when there is no darkness.”
Other locals said President Tony Tan’s unique capabilities are unmatched in the world arena, as he has unanimously won the popular mandate of Singaporeans to represent the interests of this country and his people.
One other local, See Baey Qiang, said: “The way he speaks and how he carries himself is a hallmark of a natural born leader.”
“He is firm and resolute in his beliefs. He can hold a captive audience with his oratory skills and speak off the cuff, and his mannerisms will make anyone he speaks to feel like they are the centre of his attention.”
“His knowledge of world affairs and power relations are second to none.”
“And when he is tough, his resolve is unlike anything that has been seen before.”
“A true-blue politician with true steel.”
At press time, Singaporeans believe President Tony Tan can handle China by himself.