This after it was revealed that the only minority MP, Halimah Yacob, will leave the GRC soon to pursue a higher calling, leaving behind three Chinese MPs, namely, Ong Teng Koon, Lawrence Wong and Alex Yam to hold the fort.
One Singaporean, Tng Lang, said: “All three Chinese men who remain in the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC without triggering a by-election, can speak for Malays, Indians and Others.”
“One look at them, I can tell they are very versatile. They are unlike the President who must be of minority race or who is not Tan Cheng Bock, or else, cannot make the non-Chinese feel represented.”
“In Singapore, president must be minority, but MPs no need. Very special one.”
Other locals said Singaporeans should not be so quick to judge the three remaining Chinese MPs based on their Chinese race.
Another local, Hua Ren, said: “One look I can tell these Chinese men have many friends from the minority races.”
“Therefore, they must know what it is like to be in their shoes. Let’s not be racist and just look at their yellow skin colour but the true diversity that lies inside each one of them.”
“Truly a testament to Singapore’s multi-racial society.”