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GRCs mean no pandering, clowning to Cina

In Uncategorized on 08/05/2016 at 4:28 pm

An Oppo usual suspect used the Murali victory to spoof the GRC system saying

“But Muralidharan Pillai never won the by-election. It was ‘Ah Mu’ who won. He had to not only speak Chinese, but also sing Chinese songs. He had to prove that he was ‘Chinese’ despite his skin being darker – that’s why he won! So you see, that’s why we need the GRC. Without it real minority can’t get into Parliament.”

But when you think about the matter seriously, the piece does reflect something that is problematic in a country where 70% of the voters are Chinese. Dr Chee was dog-whistling his Hokkien credentials to the Pioneer Generation voters

— By singing a Hokkien song in a video.

Inspired by Dr Chee Soon Juan in his ardent endeavour in running in the Bukit Batok by-election, producer and director Tay Bee Pin (of Wormwood Films) reached out to the Singapore Democratic Party chief. 

The motive? Have him sing classic Hokkien song ‘Ji Pa Ban’ in a music video dedicated to all those who’ll be heading to the polling stations this May 7.

And giving a message in Hokkien

Mandarin-speaker Murali had to counter in what seems an outlandish way: His most popular video, by far, is a self-introductory piece to Bukit Batok voters called “Introducing Ah Mu”, a nickname Mr Murali has picked for himself. I had tot that “Ah Mu” was a joke when I read it on social media. It wasn’t and is was weird, demeaning and worrying.

In a GRC contest, as we’ve seen in GEs, no need for this kind of BS.

I’ll leave the last word to Sangeetha Thanapal who hates the fact that 70% of S’poreans are Chinese (She sneers, mocks, lies and decries about the “Chinese Privilege”*). Writing on Facebook Ms Thanapal said that Murali had to resort to sinicising himself because S’pore is a country that actively encourages assimilation into “Chineseness”.

She asked if any Chinese candidate ever had to change his name to make it sound more minority-like, and ascertained that it was simply not necessary for them to do so**.

She said regardless of Dr Chee not being a racist, he would benefit from ‘Chinese Privilege’, in this instant by mere virtue of being Chinese, and that Murali is merely trying to make up for that in these misguided ways.

She said that Murali was “desperate to be seen as more Chinese” because of how racism manifests itself in Singapore, “to make up for the disadvantage of (him) being born Indian in a country where Indian people are called racial slurs everyday.”

Gee and the commanding heights of the legal profession are owned by Indians and two of the PM’s most trusted ministers are Indians. Gemme me a break Ms Racist.


*Want Indians to rule isit?

**Being majority is unfair isit?

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