SINGAPORE: Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob said on Sunday (Jul 16) she is "thinking about" running for the Presidency. "I am thinking about it, about running for the presidency," Mdm Halimah told reporters at a community event in her Marsiling ward. "The EP (elected presidency) is a very heavy responsibility and an important institution in Singapore, so it's not something that one should take lightly. The duties are also heavy duties. So I have been thinking about it. It needs a bit of time to think.
"I must say at this moment I have a lot of duties that I have to perform as speaker, as member of parliament. Those duties are also very dear, very important to me," Mdm Halimah added. "I need to consult my family, my colleagues. It's not a question that we can just I say, make a decision alone," she told reporters. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/halimah-yacob-thinking-about-running-for-president-9035840