For those who dont understand why it’s a bad call to reserve the presidential race for Malays, let me bring you back to a similar incident.
Remember when ‘The Voice’ came to Singapore but was looking only for Chinese singers to participate in its competition? Many were livid. For what? For the same reason why people are sickened when the presidential election exclude certain community from contesting.
That’s what this presidential system has created. Unhappiness among the people.
If for such an inconsequential singing competition can make us feel upset because we are excluded from participating it, the presidential election is on a national scale and such policies from the government creates ill-will between the community.
Race based policies create division instead of strengthening our social fabric.
Let me take you further to an environment where you can resonate better.
Supposed the principal of the school where you send your children to study, decides to bar your child from participating in the school 100m race as he wanted a particular person to win it. What would you have done?
Your answer to the above will guide you to what you would do today and understand why such policies are destructive and we have to move away from it.
Source: Khan Osman Sulaiman