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Chinese Man Who Scrawled Racist Words On Pillar In Geylang Gets Jail And Caning

Chinese Man Who Scrawled Racist Words On Pillar In Geylang Gets Jail And Caning

A Chinese man, who was caught scrawling graffiti on walls and pillars around the Geylang area has been sentenced to 13 months jail and 9 strokes of the cane. Among the graffiti he scrawled were also racist words like "Malay Mati" at the Geylang area, which is predominantly an area where most Malays congregate for shopping and marketing.

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PERPLEXING WHY SOME MALAYS FEEL PROUD OF HALIMAH'S INSTALLATION AS PRESIDENT

It troubles me that some segments in the Malay community celebrate President Halimah’s selection as a victory for the Malays. I am perplexed. What are we exactly proud of? Here, a Malay president was installed only because it was a reserved election. And there was no election – because there was only one candidate who was deemed to be qualified. There was no level playing field. And so a good person, President Halimah, is tainted by a faulty process.

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WILL YOU TELL YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT LESSONS FROM THIS NON-ELECTION?

SDP's Damanhuri Bin Abas seems reluctant to accept the EP results and outlined lessons learnt from this Presidential 'election'. Some points include abuse of the word meritocracy, realities of racism in Singapore, lack of democracy and voiceless Malay community.

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