Singaporeans from all walks of life, who are race-blind, have come out to declare that Tharman Shanmugaratnam is Malay.
This after they believe race is a fluid concept, where a woman with Indian descent can become President in an election reserved for Malay candidates.
One Singaporean, Zuo Zhong Tong, said: “There is no doubt Tharman is Malay.”
“If there is one person who can be president of Singapore, it is Tharman.”
“He will unify the country and Singaporeans will stand tall and proud for once.”
However, other locals said by declaring Tharman as Malay, it will open a can of worms.
Another local, Ma Lai Ren, said: “If Tharman is Malay, then Tan Cheng Bock is also Malay.”
“But no, he is now Tan Cheng Blocked.”
“So he is not Malay.”
At press time, most Singaporeans don’t care about the upcoming presidential election in September 2017 because it is not a real election.