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S’poreans react to Yaacob Ibrahim’s insistence there’s desire for Malay president

Posted on 07 November 2016

Three thoughts you must have had.

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Minister in charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim said the desire to see a Malay president in Singapore cuts across the Malay community.

Many from the community would, in private in closed-door discussions, be in favour.

This is so even though younger Malays have grown up with meritocracy as the basis of how society is organised and appear reluctant to see a “circuit breaker” in the Elected Presidency (EP) to ensure minority representation, he said.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “The desire to see an Indian prime minister cuts across Singapore.”
Zuo Zhong Li, 44-year-old ballot box manufacturer

 

sian-half-uncle “The desire to see a bald Indian prime minister cuts across Singapore, to be more precise.”
Bee Jiao Zun, 66-year-old dartboard maker

 

happy-bird-girl “Singaporeans would love to see Tharman Shanmugaratnam become prime minister next.”
Jian Zhen De, 17-year-old student

 

 

 

 

 

 





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