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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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