26 Oct '15, 11pm

YAHOO | Malaysia-bashing at Singapore election rallies lost on young voters, say… #sgnews

When a former Singapore minister recently stirred a mini diplomatic controversy by claiming the island-state's superiority over China and neighbouring Malaysia, few even raised an eyebrow. At an election rally last Thursday, Lim Swee Say, a candidate for the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP), was espousing the virtues of being Singaporean by proclaiming how fortunate he was not to have ended up as a Chinese citizen had his parents not left China, or Malaysian, had Singapore not separated from Malaya in 1965. “So I am thinking, if we didn’t separate in 1965, today you and I would be Malaysians, ‘heng’ (lucky) ah,” he said. Lim later issued an apology, but few on the island-state were surprised, much less shocked, at his statement. Lim was certainly not the only government election candidate to draw comparisons – and the inference of superiority – between Singapore and Mala...

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