30 Sep '17, 8am

[Mothership] 5 very candid things PM Lee said on race & reserved Presidential Election in PA closed-door dialogue

“Sometimes we think we have arrived, and that we can do away with these provisions and rules which feel like such a burden. But in fact, it is the other way around. It is precisely because we have these provisions and rules, that we have achieved racial and religious harmony… The Chinese in Singapore may not realise it, because the Chinese are the majority race. They may think that Singapore has ‘arrived’ as a multiracial society. You only get small reminders from time to time, when you go to a different country, and there you encounter racism… The younger ones have only known peace and harmony in Singapore, and it is very easy to believe that race does not matter anymore. But this is not so. We have to know our blind spots, and make a special effort to ensure our minority communities feel welcomed and valued in Singapore. The Chinese community particularly must make a spe...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/09/5-very-candid-things-pm-lee...

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