Aiseyman! Will Halimah’s presidency bring the hijab issue back to the spotlight?

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A Muslim undergrad told me his mother would have voted for Madam Halimah simply because she wears the tudung. Last night, a cabby (Chinese) asked if it was fair that Singapore now looks like a Muslim country because the prez wears the tudung. Congratulations to the G! It’s correct that race and religion are still prime issues among Sgeans. (PS.

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Alfian Sa’at: PAP leverages on ‘minority rights’ to canvass support for their own Malay presidential candidate

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With Mdm Halimah confirming her wish to run for President, I can’t help but be awestruck by the sheer perversity of co-opting progressive language (gender parity! minority representation!) for a deeply authoritarian agenda. It reminded me a little of the Bukit Batok by-election, and the candidacy of Murali Pillai, where PM Lee himself said, in reference to the residents, that

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Aiseyman! Under MENDAKI Halimah Yacob and Farid Khan would not qualify as Malay!

Dear admin, My younger sister is married to a Singaporean Arab. His son, that is my nephew, was accepted into NTU about 10 years ago. He applied for Mendaki Scholarship but was rejected because he was NOT considered a Malay by Mendaki. My nephew is considered of Arab race based on his identity card as my brother-in-law is an Arab

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