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RETIRED ST JOURNALIST: RESERVED ELECTION A PAP BLUNDER, BIGGEST SETBACK TO MULTICULTURALISM

Retired ST journalist Ismail Kassim referred to the Reserved Presidency as the greatest setback to multiculturalism. He predicted that Singaporeans will pay the price of having a "helpless PAPpie Malay" who is more loyal to the Party than the People. He said the PE has already caused divisions among Malays. "It takes a lifetime to build up a sterling reputation, but it takes just one error of judgement to turn all to ashes. I think history will judge this controversial EP race harshly; in time it will be regarded as the greatest PAP blunder over the last 58 years - even worse than the bungling over Oxleygate.

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RESERVED PRESIDENCY IS CONDESCENDING, SHOWS MALAYS ARE "USED ONLY WHEN NEEDED"

Khan Osman Sulaiman talks about the upcoming Presidential Election and highlighted some of its problems. He thinks it is condescending to reserve the election for Malays as it shows that they cannot stand on their own merits. "It places the Malay community as a pawn in a chess game. To be used only when needed". He said the reserved presidency with its strict conditions is only for the elitist and described the President position as a lame duck.

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SINGING COMPETION THE VOICE REQUIRES ONLY CONTESTANTS WHO CAN SPEAK MANDARIN

I really don't understand how the producers of The Voice Singapore / Malaysia think it is alright to have the contest with the requirement that the contestants speak Mandarin. If this is not marginlisation of the minority races, then I don't know the meaning of marginalisation.

The producers have said that they acquired the rights for the licence in Mandarin, because it is more commercially viable, and that the show is open to all races, so long as they are fluent in Mandarin and are able to perform Mandarin songs. Conversation between judges and contestants are also in Mandarin.

This is just ridiculous. How can a melting port of culture and races that is Singapore and Malaysia, be reduced to a competition that requires Mandarin speakers only? Commercial gains over race and culture? This is another good example why people think Singapore is part of China.

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IS STRAITS TIMES TRYING TO FOSTER MISTRUST AGAINST MALAY COMMUNITY?

I refer to the Straits Times article, "Rising tension over aid for Malays in Singapore" dated Jul 26, 2015. The article reports on some comments made by former Malaysian prime minister Tun Abdul Razak who blamed the Singapore PAP government for obstructing the Malaysian Central government from giving rural aid to the Malays residing in Singapore island, then a federal state in the Federation of Malaysia.

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WHY ONLY MUSLIMS CAN TAKE HALF-DAY ON HARI RAYA EVE?

In the spirit of gratefulness, I hope you will allow me the space to highlight an issue that I have been reflecting on for today. As Muslims, today we will go home and celebrate our time with family and enjoy the blessings that Allah SWT has given to us. In the meantime, many of our non-Muslim colleagues will be at work, some of them covering for us as we take time off to enjoy our much-needed holiday. They too have families, and they too deserve a break once from the stress of work.

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MALAYS BECAME DRUG ADDICTS BECAUSE THEY WERE EXCLUDED FROM NATIONAL SERVICE

We often hear that one of the problems of the Malay community is drug addiction. But how did the Malay community become involved in drug abuse? In fact, prior to and early during the PAP's reign, the Chinese community was the one that abused drugs. The PAP's policy of excluding Malays from National Service plays a part in the rise of Malay drug addicts.

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DR. M: IF NAJIB STAYS IN POWER, MALAYS IN MALAYSIA WILL BECOME MARGINALIZED LIKE IN SINGAPORE

Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad is back with more attacks against his successor, the current Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak. According to Dr. Mahathir, if Najib contiues to stay in power in Malaysia, the Malays in Malaysia could become just as marginalized as their Singapore counterparts. Dr. Mahathir also claimed that Najib is refusing to resign from power because he fears being hauled up to court on "criminal charges".

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ALFIAN SAAT TO SUE PAP SUPPORTER CALVIN CHENG IF HE DOES NOT REMOVE DEFAMATORY POSTING

On his Facebook, Cheng wrote that Singapore has to be careful of the threat of ISIS propaganda as ISIS targets regions where Muslims are minorities, using their insecurities and fears of being oppressed to incite these communities to violence. But in a sudden leap of logic, Cheng then suddenly accuses "people like Alfian Sa'at" of using "irresponsible rhetoric" to "allege racial discrimination" against the Malay-Muslims in Singapore, and argues that the government should watch Alfian Sa'at and others like him closely, or even use the ISA against them if they cross any "red lines".

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SCDF REGULAR: STOP CRITICIZING SCDF AND MALAYS

I am writing as a regular in the SCDF. Please keep my identity anonymous as I don't want to stir up trouble for myself or others. The video uploaded by the bunch of goons, who destroyed their room, is not a representative of the SCDF image at all. I know of many SCDF regulars and NSFs who really put their life on the line everyday, serving without making any noise about their job.

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