Heng Swee Keat speaking to media without a mask

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat made a racist remark at a public forum, declaring that Singapore does not want a non-Chinese for a Prime Minister:

“Based on my interactions with (Chinese) residents in past elections, views supportive of a non-Chinese PM are not as common among people from the older generation.”

His comments sparked anger from the indigenous Malays and Indian Singaporeans, who are offended from his racist intonation.

Numerous police reports have been lodged against Minister Heng Swee Keat, but the Singapore Police ruled in a default judgement saying there is no offence. All police cases against the PAP minister were dropped, following “advice” from the Attorney General:

“Mr Heng’s remarks, in the context they were made, do not evidence any intent to wound anyone’s racial feelings.”

The Attorney General is Lucien Wong, the former private lawyer of dictator Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.