Pushing his racist proposal for a minority President, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong threatened that there will be “problems” if Singapore have a Chinese President again:
“This is something which needs to be done… I will persuade you that it is something that we should do and which is good for Singapore. If we don’t do this, we will have trouble for Singapore, not today, not tomorrow but 10, 15, 20 years’ time. We ought to do it now before the problems come.”
As to what “problems” Singapore may face, Lee Hsien Loong did not give any details. The dictator Prime Minister also said that he will impose changes that prevent another Chinese Singaporeans from becoming President this coming election because he is “familiar with the system”:
“I’d seen how the system worked over 25 years… There might be some reservations about the changes but I have a responsibility to make them (changes) as I am familiar with the system, and should not leave the issue to my successor.”
Lee Hsien Loong also said that SR Nathan’s case was unique because the latter won in election walkovers, and he doesn’t believe SR Nathan would have won if it was a contest with a Chinese candidate. The dictator is also pushing the changes before he leave his premiership:
“After the panel’s report is out, the Government will respond with a White Paper outlining its proposals, before moving amendments to the Constitution. Changes should be in place before next year’s presidential election.”
The new provisions contravenes the existing anti-racism constitution banning legislation that classify the people by race. Lee Hsien Loong appointed a 9-member Constitution Commission to re-write the constitution, just so he can prevent Chinese Singaporeans – specifically Tan Cheng Bock – from contesting in the upcoming President election.