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Tan Kin Lian post mortem presidential campaign based on survey

Mr Tan Kin Lian conducted a post mortem survey on his Presidential campaign to find out why he failed and only managed to gather a mere 5% votes.

His analysis on the survey result is posted on his Facebook page. Mr Tan grouped his findings into 2 - Positive Points and Negative Points.

NOTE: Result of survey is based on just 100 submissions.

  • Sincere
  • Concern for other people, willing to help people
  • Focus on public service
  • Good ideas
  • Spoke in four languages

  • I should not have touched on the weaknesses of the other three candidates in the 2nd TV broacast, but should instead focus on my strengths (point taken and agreed)
  • I should not have mentioned about Tan Jee Say being the low points of my campaign
  • The High-Five is not suitable for adults - handshakes are better.
  • My pronunciation of English words is not good (have been mentioned previously in the past).
  • Blinking of eyes
  • Over-promising (NS men, pensions, etc).

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