09 Sep '16, 10am

What are your thoughts on having a president of a minority race? Let us know!

What are your thoughts on having a president of a minority race? Let us know!

Race in politics has been a huge discussion amongst Singaporeans recently. The discussion was renewed after the release of the updated constitutional commission report on Wednesday. Among the proposed changes was for the presidency to be reserved for one racial group, if no president is elected from that racial group for five terms. What's going on? On Sunday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong held an hour long interview with Channel News Asia (CNA), where he talked extensively about race and the part it plays in the election of our next president . He talked about how even though we are a multi-racial society that gives our citizens equal opportunities, we have not grown colour-blind. In fact, a recent survey conducted by CNA on 2,000 Singaporeans showed that people are more likely to accept a candidate for president if the person comes from the same race as themselves. This...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Our-Voice/Your-Take/2016/9/Race-over...

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