Tag Archives: Pride

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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APPLE CEO TIM COOK: I’M PROUD TO BE GAY

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as being gay, saying he was trading off his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move forward civil rights. The Alabama native, who has spoken out against discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, declared his sexual orientation in a magazine editorial, confirming a fact widely known in the close-knit Silicon Valley tech community but rarely discussed.

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No Pride in 76% of Medals Won By Foreign-born Athletes

The Commonwealth Games have ended in Glasgow, Scotland. Singapore has won medals in 5 events at the Games – table-tennis, shooting, badminton, swimming, and gymnastics. The total number of medals given out for the five events is 38. Out of these 38 medals, 29 medals were won by foreign-born Singaporeans from different countries. This means Singapore-born athletes won only 9 medals.

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