Wah, people damn angry with Halimah being elected via a walk over even though its not her fault that Salleh Marican and Farid Khan cannot meet financial requirement.
People also say, the elections damn kayu one, purposely make it a reserved election for Malay so that Tan Cheng Bock cannot qualify.
But I think it is very clever of Lee Hsien Loong to pull rank to ensure that we continue to have a Malay president from time to time.
Admittedly, the reserved PE is not an ideal solution la, but we do not live in an ideal world either… look around you and you will know already.
The majority will always chose their own kind over the other one. Eh hello, just look at Middle East Sunni’s over Shia’s, Myanmar’s Buddhist over Muslims, India’s Hindus over non-Hindus and Malaysia’s Malays over non-Malays . . .
Our last Malay President was 47 years ago and in all honesty, without this reserved elections, the Malays can really wait long long before they can have another Malay president.
Even with this reserved elections, we cannot get enough qualified individuals to come forward, how like that? Also, no Malay ever came forward to run for PE before this… why lei ?. . . cannot be not good enough right . . .?
You say Singapore is not a Chinese country and we can all think for ourselves, then why are people angry with the reserved elections?
Having an open election is easy, it will win political points for the ruling party, after all, at the end of the day, the president have very little power what. Just give people what they want la. Symbolic mah.
Why did they have to choose the more difficult option of a reserved elections and tahan all this back lash?
Because the founding principle of Singapore is important. We are a multi-racial country and the government does not take chances.
This macik will have to sweat blood and prove herself, even more so, to all – the angry who wanted a chance to vote, those who supported her from the start, and those who couldn’t care less.
Walkover or not, Halimah is living proof of those principles.