10 Apr '11, 6pm

KRC's Chris Ong: Why we ought to be disappointed with Lim Hwee Hwa's comments #sge2011 #ge2011 #sgelections

Minister without Portfolio Lim Hwee Hua came out yesterday to suggest that Singaporeans were attacking women from the ruling party’s slate of new candidates precisely because of their gender. In particular, the head of the women’s wing of the party singled out criticisms against 27 year old business consultant Ms. Tin and 42 year old Ms. Foo as being founded on sexist motivations. Her criticisms could be no further from the truth. In urging Singaporeans to “rise above gender issues” when assessing political candidates, Ms. Lim has disappointed — and perhaps insulted — Singaporeans who have engaged in constructive and rational debates about the qualities of individuals running for political office in Singapore. Her criticism, even if it qualifies as a generalization, is wholly inaccurate and only serves to demonstrate the extent to which she is out of touch with the voices ...

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