Are the elite here, like the Americans, trying to seal their domination and control of the system for the elite? Think about it, why must an elected President be an elite? Do the ordinary people have the right to become the President? It used to be but not anymore. You need to be the elite of the elite to be eligible to stand as a candidate for Elected President. Have daft Sinkies forgotten that this is a democracy and the country belongs to them and not to the elite?
The next red herring is minority as the Elected President. Is this really the solution, really what the Singaporeans want? Think very carefully and do not ask for things that could turn out to be a can of worms. If you still cannot get it, let me quote a blogger, Bapak’s comment in the TRE on this subject.
‘If they can use this minority representation as excuse to introduce GRC, l don’t see why not one day more minority representation for citizens with origin from Pinoyland, Ahnehland, Thailand, Jokertaland, Nigerianland,…etc. So where is this Singapore core they are talking about? Don’t you think they are good at talk one thing & do another thing? This GRC thing is very anti-Singaporean.’
Be very careful what you are asking. This minority thing has changed. We no longer are a city state defined by CMIO. Now minorities include Pinoys, Thais, Myanmese, Vietnamese, Indonesians and even Europeans and Africans. Where shall we stop if we open this Pandora box?
Just to rotate among every minority it would take half a century at least. Are we thinking? Are our politicians thinking? What is the beef?
Singapore is for everyone? Not for Singaporeans? And what is the new Singaporean? Like I said before, Singapore used to belong to CMIO. Today Singapore belongs to ‘chap cheng kia’. There are now at least 10 ethnic tribes in the Singapore equation. Ethnic minorities have taken a different shade and colour. Don’t pray pray.