Photo of Halimah Yacob from Agencia EFE

Speaking to her PAP supporters at the Nomination Centre yesterday (Sep 13), Halimah Yacob who became President-select by disqualifying her opponent contestants insisted that she has been “elected” despite not winning a single vote cast. The Indian Singaporean also insisted she is Malay:

“I want to tell you that as your President-elect, I promise to work with everyone. I’m President for everyone and I intend to serve all without any hesitation or doubt. I also want to tell you that although this is a reserved election, I’m not a reserved President. I’m a President for everyone, regardless of race, language, religion or creed … Although there is no election, my commitment to serve you remains the same. There is no diminution even one bit of my desire, passion and commitment to serve you. I also stand before you as the second Malay President in 47 years of our history. I believe this is a very proud moment for Singapore. This is a proud moment for multiculturalism, multiracialism in our society.”

Swarmed by PAP cronies and government unionists, President Halimah Yacob also played up her gender, claiming that with her “election” Singaporean women can now aspire to be like her:

“My ascent to the office is evidence that Singapore’s commitment to gender diversity is not mere tokenism and every woman can aspire to the highest office of the land if you have the courage, determination and will to work hard.”

Halimah Yacob was selected as the Singapore President after the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong-controlled Election Department disqualified her two other opponent contestants. The two other had to fulfil a financial requirement of having S$500 million in shareholders’ equity, which is inapplicable to Halimah Yacob in a newly-written Constitution.

Lee Hsien Loong re-wrote the country’s Constitution earlier this year to enact the country’s first racist election reserved for only the Malay race. The dictator then realised he made a mistake in his choice of candidate, Halimah Yacob, is an Indian Muslim and not a Malay. Lee Hsien Loong then created a 16 member committee to re-define the Malay race allowing Indians and Pakistani Singaporeans to contest, but also created the elitist S$500 million financial requirement.