In his speech addressing to PAP grassroots leaders on Friday (Sep 29), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong claimed that Singaporeans are unhappy that he did the “right thing” to create a race-based election leading to his choice of candidate winning without a contest:
“Did I know that this subject would be a difficult one? That it would be unpopular and cost us votes? Yes, I knew. If I do not know that these are sensitive matters, I cannot be in politics. But I did it, because I strongly believe, and still do, that this is the right thing to do.”
The dictator who now has free access to CPF funds and the national reserves said that he does not need people to tell him they are unhappy. PM Lee went full racist and said that Singaporean Malays “sensed” that it will be “very difficult” to have a Malay President in an election because Malays are insecure about their chances of winning Chinese votes:
“There was some unhappiness. I can feel that; you do not have to tell me. People think we may be going backwards, towards racial politics… If we did nothing, it was very likely that we would not have had a Malay president for a very long time… When we created the elected presidency about 25 years ago, we knew that we might have trouble electing minority Presidents. In fact, Malay Singaporeans at that time immediately sensed this – that it would be difficult to have a Malay President in future.”
Lee Hsien Loong also said that Chinese Singaporeans are giving concessions to disadvantage themselves so Malays and other minorities have “full and equal” treatment. The dictator also gave false information and listed Switzerland’s President, Canada’s and New Zealand’s Governor-General position, as examples of democracies selecting appointments on race. However, the Singapore dictator conveniently left out that Governor-Generals in the countries are appointed and do not have to go through elections.
PM Lee Hsien Loong also called Singaporeans racists who only vote for their own race, and that Chinese Singaporeans are unhappy if he did not reserve the election for a Chinese President too:
“In fact, for good measure the Commission said that if there was no Chinese President for a long time, then the next election would be reserved for the Chinese. Actually, there was no need to do so for the Chinese. But the Chinese community felt that if you did not also make provisions for the Chinese, something was not right under the sun. So we did it, and this shows you just how sensitive and necessary the mechanism is.”