06 Jun '11, 2pm

Hands up — those who prefer rigged #sgpresident elections:

Hands up — those who prefer rigged #sgpresident elections:

My guess that is most Malay Singaporeans, and many non-Malays too, would think that the next person to occupy the largely-ceremonial post of President should be Malay. There is a general sense that this position should be rotated among the different ethnic groups. Out of six presidents that we’ve had so far, only the first one, Yusof Ishak (right) was Malay. Of the rest, one was Eurasian, two Chinese and two Indian. It should be the turn for a Malay again, many would argue. Well, yes and no. I actually think a stronger case can be made for the next president to be a butch lesbian of Malay-Siamese ancestry who happens to be a divorcee and single mother. We’ve never had one before. However, all such daydreams come up against the harsh reality that since 1993, this is an elected position. Who emerges as the eventual President is determined by the dynamics of nomination and vo...

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