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Continue to Pak PAP, but not Pak Halimah

In Political governance on 02/08/2017 at 6:56 am

Yesterday, I promised to explain why this is unfair to Hali and her mum and the Malay community.

(Terry Lim’s photos)

The cybernut who did the above, conveniently left out the inconvenient fact that none of the three “Indian” PAPpies had the misfortune of their “Indian” father dying when they were young children.

Halimah had the misfortune (OK, OK, it later turned out to be a winning lottery ticket) of her Indian-Muslim dad dying when she was eight. It was her widowed Malay mum that then brought Halimah (and her siblings) up with the support of her Malay relatives and the wider Malay community.

Halimah was not brought up in the Indian-Muslim community as an Indian-Muslim; but among the Malays as a Malay. No racists, the Malays: if a widowed Malay mother in a mixed race marriage wants to bring up her children as Malays, they support her. Truly tolerant, truly S’poreans. Really Mendaki should reflect this tolerant attitude: not that only i/c matters (See above link) as to who is a Malay.

And as I’ve written before, when she was NUS Law school, she was tot of as a Malay. Even then she wore a tudung, which then wasn’t hip. Btw, an Indian who knows the other female PAPpy Indian says she only started wearing saris when she became a junior minister.

A senior lawyer posted on FB that “the test in the Presidential Elections Act is not a race test, it’s a community acceptance test”. He’s right but the PM framed the need and importance of a Malay president in racial terms: “multi-racialism” to be precise.

So

S’poreans are right to ask to be talking about the issue because the next presidency is reserved for a Malay.  And one of the candidates is “Pakistani” (i/c says so leh) and the other while his i/c says “Malay” has Malays complaining that he’s really Indian because he can’t speak proper Malay.

The view among S’poreans of all races that what is on one’s i/c is a lot of bull* when it comes to whether someone is a Malay is becoming a major problem for the PAP.

By playing the “race” card albeit in the name of “multi-racialism”, the PM created a rod for his back and that of the PAP.

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So let us continue to “Pak PM, Pak PAP” on the unreality of Muslim-Indians becoming Malays when the presidency is reserved for a Malay. Good clean fun. And best of all, the PAPpies started the conversation, not us.

But let’s remember Hali’s a decent person that could (and should) have become president on her own merits. She doesn’t really deserve this rubbish both from the PAP and the cybernuts, even though as a PAP Speaker she’s crying all the way to the bank. Wonder if she too has a monthly CPF statement, like Zorro Lim?

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*Even PAP MP Zainal Sapari says i/c is irrelevant in deciding whether one is a Malay. He’s not expected to stand at next GE.

 

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  1. I agree it is cruel to taunt Halimah. I would accept her as a Malay. To all intents and purposes she is one and she married a Malay. If her mother wasn’t Malay, and she adopted Malay culture out of pure attraction, it would be another matter. I suspect she is more a Malay than the Chindian MPs and Ministers are Indian. And these are the “minority” candidates in GRCs.

    However, since the word “sophistry” is in vogue, all I will say is that the PAP themselves use such legalisms to demolish opponents. And they do not care about collateral damage like families or children or relations. It is hard to lament the fact they are paid in their own coin. Then again, they learn nothing and will continue with their evil ways in the name of robust politics. They have even tainted good people who I thought had consciences, like VB. To stay free off their lures, one needs the “screw you” attitude and means of Ong Teng Cheong.

  2. At the end of the day, the Makcik still a stooge of PAP. When it comes to shove or time to make hard decisions, will still defer to PAPies, nevermind any repercussions to the ordinary sinkies or to long-term effects on SG.

  3. I read on wiki that she is married to a man of Arab descent. It makes her Arab not Malay…. but I guess pAppy can’t tell the difference…

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