Indian origin appointed as acting President for Singapore

Guwahati/2nd September’2017 (Prag News Desk): Indian origin civil servant J Y Pillay appointed as new acting President in Singapore on Friday. Pillay will be in change till new head of the state is elected this month. Pillay who was the Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA) who was temporarily appointed follows the completion of President Tony Tan Keng Yam’s six-year term, source added. The Singapore President election polling to held on September 23. As the nomination will be fill up on September 13. Pillay is allowed to practice all the powers of the President. Each time when President visit overseas trip Pillay has been acting as President. He was served as acting President for 16 days in May 2007 when President SR Nathan visited Africa.

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