When a Temasek Polytechnic student questioned Senior Minister Janil Puthucheary about the need to reserve the Presidential election for Malays, the Minister unwittingly shot back a question stating Singaporeans are racist:
“If we are not race blind, why do you believe we will be race blind when it comes to presidency?
If all those disappear, we will not need a racially reserved election. The problem is that they are present. And we are worried that given that they are present, it would not be possible for a minority president to be directly elected.”
The new citizen former Malaysian PAP Minister who has never served National Service awkwardly refused to answer the polytechnic student and quickly moved on to take another question from the floor at this year’s Pre-University Seminar today (May 29).
Under dictator Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s directive, Singapore’s Constitution was re-written to allow a racist clause to reserve the next Presidential election for only the Malay race. There has been two court challenges issued against the dictator’s new law by activist lawyer M Ravi and former Presidential candidate Dr Tan Cheng Bock. The High Court will deliver their judgment in June.
The next Presidential election will take place in September this year and the arranged candidate is PAP MP Halimah Yacob. Most of the Singapore public surveyed online oppose against the new racist election ruling, but PM Lee Hsien Loong proceeded without public consultation.