12 Sep '17, 9am

“Mixed reactions” to Halimah being headed for a walkover? We disagree. https://t.co/0RTN6DqVfE

“Mixed reactions” to Halimah being headed for a walkover? We disagree. https://t.co/0RTN6DqVfE

If you were living under a rock for most of Monday (Sep.11), the Presidential Elections Committee announced that two candidates, Salleh Marican and Farid Khan did not qualify as eligible candidates for the upcoming reserved Presidential election. This leaves Halimah Yacob, the only person who qualified , to be in the running for office via a walkover. Source: Straits Times The Straits Times, on its front page story , quoted two political academics with opposing responses to describe observer sentiment as “mixed reactions”: From Institute of Policy Studies deputy director Gillian Koh: “Madam Halimah is a double-minority — not only is she a Malay-Muslim individual, but a female… (but) the statement of our acceptance of diversity would have been all the more powerful if there had been an open contest.” And from NUS political science professor Bilveer Singh: “Being elected thr...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/09/mixed-reactions-to-halimah-...

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