If you are a non Malay and you oppose the amendments to the constitution to reserve the post of the Elected President for a Malay this time round solely because you don’t want a Malay to hold the post then you are opposing for the wrong reason.
You may then be accused of being a racist.
For your information many enlightened Malays also oppose the amendments but for different reasons. They hate the insinuation that they are unable to stand on their own merit and would end up having a PAP puppet for a president. We prefer a capable and fair minded person who is independent and can stand up for all Singaporeans, irrespective of his racial background.
MOST IMPORTANTLY WE WANT A PRESIDENT WHO IS NOT BEHOLDEN TO THE RULING PARTY AND CAN SAY “NO” TO THE PAP SHOULD THE NEED ARISES. THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE. GET IT?
Source: Mohamed Jufrie Bin Mahmood