PAP’s Lame Racial Politics Justification

PAP’s Supreme Leader PM Lee tried to explain and justify his (or his party’s?) decision to amend the Constitution on the Reserved Elected Presidency amidst the big Hoohaa of whole Nation over this racially divisive end result.

Basically his logic is, if PAP doesn’t carry out the Reserved Elected Presidency amendment, Singapore may not have a Malay President at all for the rest of Singapore’s History.

Now, this is the most unconvincing and insulting reasoning for every Singaporeans. He is basically implying that Singaporeans, especially the Majority Chinese, are RACIST when it comes to voting. Historical Empirical evidence has shown that Singaporeans, regardless of race, are NOT racist at all. JBJ was elected TWICE as MP as far back as 1981 until PAP used all means to keep him out of parliament. Michael Palmer was elected in the hotly contested GE 2011. Murali was elected in the 2016 BY-ELECTION in spite of the fact that PAP is supposed to suffer a handicap in by-elections! All these politicians, regardless of whether they are from opposition or PAP, had won against their Chinese opponents! Yet, PAP’s Supreme Leader PM Lee wants to convince us that Singaporeans are incapable to vote independently of race?

The Truth is that PAP has NEVER felt race is a problem when they fielded Nathan, an Indian, as the candidate for TWO terms, not ONE, of Elected Presidency!

And the Blatant Truth is, PAP has selectively chosen to raise the entry barrier for candidates from Private sector while making candidates from their controlled field, aka civil service and political appointees, as easy as ever!

Well, before you think that PAP is racist, I don’t think so at all. They are just playing the race card as well as upping the stringent criteria to bar potential challengers from contesting against their PREFERRED candidate. This is a shameless move against Democracy and this is precisely the reason why Singaporeans are angry at them!

To insinuate Salleh Marican and Farid Khan as “opportunists” who didn’t offer themselves as candidates in PE 2011 but only contest in this Reserved Elected Presidency, is the lamest reasoning ever. Did PAP ever offer their Malay Ministers as candidates for PE 2011? They didn’t field any Malay Minister as PE candidate not because Singaporeans would vote according to race but basically it is because PAP doesn’t have GOOD and STRONG Malay candidates for the Presidential contest in the very first place! And PAP knows that in a Presidential Elections, it is practically a NATION WIDE By-Elections which PAP’s endorsed candidate will be heavily handicapped! Tony Tan’s narrow win of 35% in PE 2011 was the warning shot to PAP.

Such Kelong Politics is totally outdated and they shouldn’t take Singaporeans as naive fools to believe in their lame excuses. Just admit it. PAP is just being Kiasu so much so that they have to Kelong the Presidential Elections by making use of the Race card.

 

* Facebook post by Goh Meng Seng

 

 

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13 Responses to “PAP’s Lame Racial Politics Justification”

  • C'est la vie:

    *****
    This man is warped, with his “airy-fairy” theories, perished principles and purposeless leadership.

    C’mon, for SG’s sake, this is the “man” who chose a note/letter of condolence to further condemn/insult the deceased.

    Care, concern and championing his nation and its people ……… he ain’t even got a bloody heart !!!
    ***
    *****

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  • Racism and Religion.:

    @ He is basically implying that Singaporeans, especially the Majority Chinese, are RACIST when it comes to voting.

    Well sorry i think some if not all. And these some may not be a very small percentage.

    Remember SCS issue when some of us here do not support China claims. Some especially the prochina fans did question our bloodline, our roots … etc. How can Chinese dont support chinese ? Label us bananas, chap cheng kias , Pro Ang Mo PLPs , bas***d sons …. etc !

    Racism and religion …. it will never die it will never die it will only multiply.

    Else why China demand the Quran from Muslim in China ?

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  • Titiana Ann Xavier:

    PM Lee has set himself up to be the most shameless leader in Singapore’s history. He is the only PM condemned as d**honourable by his siblings and by the masses as a racist. PM Lee’s protégé, Madam Halimah was handed the Presidency on a golden platter. The storm may have abated but the dust is still swirling around her controversial “victory”. Singaporeans are unanimous in condemning Madam Halimah as a fake Malay President.

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  • Amos humiliate L*L and PAP:

    LHL’s justification for Reserved EP is as credible as his one-sided defence in Parliament on the accusations of dishonesty and abuse of power made by his siblings. Tell it to the Marines. They will believe anything.

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    The other two applicants would have been better choices compared to Halimah. They would have been more naturally “thrown up” from the Malay community, not having, like Halimah, to have to artificially convince us that one could simply just resign from Party and Speaker and, lo and behold, one immediately, temperamentally and emotionally, becomes President for all, including, say, Chee Soon Juan. That is, if PM is sincere about wanting minority race representation. More significantly, the finance management criterion should have been crucial, if being second key to reserves is really that important. Halimah had never even begun such managing, whereas they would have qualified by as recent as the immediate previous PE’s criterion. Compared with one who has had zero experience in that regard, and whom PM and Cabinet collectively endorsed despite that, isn’t it laughable that both should have been disqualified on the ground that they had managed only $100 million – which would qualify them just one PE ago?

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  • opposition dude:

    Let’s see what PAP does next to play the race card yet again. You just know they will do it since they have gotten away with it time and again.

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  • Admit it:

    Why can’t the Chinese and Indians give Malays a chance?

    The rotten stinky piglets and cow worshippers want us to remain poor.

    Squatters!

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  • Comet hit China:

    Traditionally and superstition wise , not good sign ?

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  • Ah Fah:

    Admit it:
    Why can’t the Chinese and Indians give Malays a chance?

    The rotten stinky piglets and cow worshippers want us to remain poor.

    Squatters!

    That is why Malays should have come forward in the previous presidential elections and fought (as hard as J. B. Jeyaretnam who could win the votes of Chinese). Why wait for a reserved seat? Would you ask the goalkeeper to move aside because you had not scored a goal in the last five matches?

    By the way, Malays who have the same qualification as me have jobs and I – Chinese – am jobless.

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  • Past Glory Over:

    @ ” That is why Malays should have come forward in the previous presidential elections and fought (as hard as J. B. Jeyaretnam who could win the votes of Chinese). Why wait for a reserved seat? ”

    Really ? I beg to differ . Didnt last GE many opposition candidates step forward ? What were the results.

    WP not only lost PE , percentage of votes also went down.

    Then there’s BE and again what was result.

    What was the reality ?

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  • pink clown:

    Part of PM Lee’s speech to justify the racial presidency: “The symbolic role of the President is just as important as his custodial role. As a symbol of the nation, the race of the candidate is relevant. So, while individually, a good candidate of any race will be satisfactory, collectively, over a period of time, we need that mix of Presidents of different races, and the election mechanism must be designed to produce such a mix over time.”

    Doesn’t the Prime Minister have a similar symbolic role to play too? I would say that he carries a far greater symbolic role than the President because he has much greater and more extensive powers under the law. Since he does why isn’t this argument being applied to the post of PM? Instead, the racist argument is being bandied about that the people will not accept it!

    For nearly 60 years we have had 3 PMs and all three are/were Chinese. Shouldn’t common sense, supported by this argument, require that the next PM be chosen among the minority races? Otherwise all the talk about racial inclusion and cohesion as well as PM’s speech emphasizing symbolism are just rhetorical bullshit..!!!

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  • Ah Fah:

    Past Glory Over:
    @ ” That is why Malays should have come forward in the previous presidential elections and fought (as hard as J. B. Jeyaretnam who could win the votes of Chinese). Why wait for a reserved seat? ”

    Really ? I beg to differ . Didnt last GE many opposition candidates step forward ? What were the results.

    WP not only lost PE , percentage of votes also went down.

    Then there’s BE and again what was result.

    What was the reality ?

    Name me one that had the same fighting spirit as JB Jeyaretnam, would you?

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  • Past Glory Over:

    Friend, as i said i beg to differ.
    Seriously you need help . I think you need a shrink.

    Shouldn’t you take it up to KJ ? Or LTK

    How come as your father’s son you are not performing ?

    How come as successor of WP you are not performing ?

    Even KJ own flesh and blood also cannot perform like JBJ. You expect others ?

    And how come you yourself don’t step forward in many previous GE to show the youngsters the fighting spirit of JBJ? Irregardless of success or failure for others to follow instead of lamenting others ?

    And when JBJ was bankrupt did you sell your house, sleep in the street and donate at least 30% to 50% monies to him. Nope right ?

    And please acknowledge reality.
    Who’s the bigger percentage of voters – the chinese.

    成也Chinese culture 败也Chinese culture.

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