TED: Amazingly quick how so many ministers have hopped on the bandwagon to condemn the latest string of racial flare-ups in Singapore.
After the PAP-led government painted PSP’s Leong Mun Wai as a xenophobe mid-May.
And leading up to the debate between Leong and Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on the CECA.
Appears to be a convenient distraction.
Perhaps even fueling fear and division among Singaporeans over racial issues
When the key contention of CECA is economics, jobs and wages.
Give a dog a bad name, and then hang it later.
Lest we forget, Singaporeans overwhelmingly stated their preference for a particular Indian prime minister.
In the form of the bald genteel over-achiever Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam.
We’ve been saying this from 2019 all the way till 2021 – just check the news reports.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong quashed this, preaching that Singaporeans weren’t “ready” for an Indian prime minister.
Racism? Maybe, maybe not, who knows?
Loong’s dad, Singapore’s first PM the late Lee Kuan Yew, held these views on inter-racial marriages.
He once shared that if his daughter wished to marry a black African, he would have no qualms of telling her: ‘You’re mad’.
Senior Lee was also a proponent of eugenics – in sum, where the elite wed other elites and spawn elite kids.
Elitist and racist? Maybe, maybe not, who knows?
What we see today is too many cooks trying to stir the racial discrimination pot.
Is it necessary, excessive, and for what agenda?
Because when too many cooks are stirring the same damn pot, what’s happening in the rest of the kitchen?