In a Parliament controlled by PAP, every legislation could be tweaked to achieve a desired outcome.
Singapore’s Presidential Election 2017 in September will soon become another world-class joke because the PAP has narrowed down Singaporeans’ choice of a president to a Singaporean Malay. PAP is therefore playing the racial card.
If our system is based on meritocracy, then there’s really no place for racial politics. Singaporeans, including many Malays who are offended, must send a clear message to the PAP by not voting in PE 2017. Or:
Voting along racial lines sets a dangerous precedent for PAP to select a future president based on race to its “convenience”.
Why should 74.3% of Singaporean Chinese or 9.1% Singaporean Indians be forced to elect a president from 13.3% Singaporean Malays?
PAP’s hidden agenda, I suspect, to select one of its own members as president is to prevent the disclosure of material information related to our foreign investments using CPF monies. A president with no party affiliation could wreak havoc, even with innocent questions about our undisclosed foreign investments.
Last year, CNA published a list of 7 potential contenders comprising:
1 Bank of Singapore CEO Bahren Shaari
2 PSC member Po’ad Mattar
3 PAP Minister Yaacob Ibrahim
4 PAP Minister Masagos Zulkifli
5 Former PAP MP and loser in Aljuneid GRC Zainul Abidin Rasheed
6 Former PAP minister and MP Abdullah Tarmugi
7 PAP MP and Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yaacob
What is the possible outcome? Will Singaporeans be voting for the 2 unknown candidates? Or will the next president be another PAP lackey?
Isn’t one racist to participate in PE 2017 where all Malay presidential candidates have been selected by PAP to achieve its desired outcome?