At least an estimated 3,000 Singaporeans turned up at the country’s only legalised protest site Hong Lim Park today (Sep 16) to protest against the presidency of Halimah Yacob. Placards of hashtag #NotMyPresident were numerous at the event and some criticising dictator Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong over his “re-definition” of Malay.
The two-hour protest event had one of the largest turnout in the dictatorship, with Singaporeans gathering to oppose the 2017 Presidential Election with a range of causes from the definition of the Malay indigenous race, walkover system, the Singapore pledge, lack of democratic process, lack of meritocracy, the political influence from dictator PM Lee Hsien Loong and the purpose of reserving an election for a race.
Already a controversial figure with many questioning why Halimah Yacob as an Indian Singaporean can be legalised as a Malay race, Halimah Yacob abused the walkover system to win the presidency. The Lee Hsien Loong-endorsed candidate won by disqualifying her two other political opponents.
Attending the protest are former Presidential candidates Dr Tan Cheng Bock and Tan Jee Say. Dr Tan Cheng Bock, who narrowly lost to PAP President Tony Tan by 0.35% in 2011, was welcomed with applause on his entry and swarmed with supporters.
Dictator PM Lee Hsien Loong requires a puppet president for him to have free access to the country’s reserve funds and CPF retirement money. The world’s most expensive Prime Minister in the world is also the Chairman of GIC, while his wife as CEO of Temasek Holdings, have been making undisclosed losses in tens of billions in recent years. Till date, only Lee Hsien Loong one man alone knows how much there are in the national reserves and CPF funds.