Dear Mr. Tan
I understand you are keeping a close eye on the BE in Hougang.
I find it a little strange and wonder whether you can clear my doubt or share your view on this. Our DPM is a civil servant. He is also the Minister in charge of the Civil Service of Singapore including the Election Department. For him to openly endorse and campaign for a candidate and party even if it is permissable, does not seem good or right. There will no doubt be a clear conflict of interest issue to grapple with. This is a not a GE (whereby Parliament is dissolved) but a BE. And in this case he seem to be campaigning and working harder than the candidate.
What is your view?
He is a politician and not a civil servant. He is the minister (political appointment) in charge of the civil service.