30 Jul '17, 9am

Indian lineage of Singapore's next President. #RozanaSpokesman

Indian lineage of Singapore's next President. #RozanaSpokesman

Singapore: The identity of candidates seeking nominations for the post of Singapore's next president has come under the scanner with a debate swirling around whether they are "Malay enough" as one of the contenders is from Indian origin. The favourite for the ceremonial head of the state post is Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob but according to media reports her father was Indian and mother Malay. The election, to be held in September this year, will be the first reserved for Malay Muslim candidates following changes passed by the Parliament last November to ensure multiracialism of the office. But Halimah, 62, said that she is still mulling over whether to run in September's presidential election, which she first told local reporters two weeks ago. She pointed out that she had been certified as a member of the Malay community four times in the past general elections: i...

Full article: https://www.rozanaspokesman.in/news/indian-lineage-of-s-p...

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