Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A non-Chinese Prime Minister for Singapore? HA!

With Barack Obama’s success in the American presidential elections, Singaporeans are asking themselves if Singapore is ready for a non-Chinese Prime Minister. Everyone from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to the guy in the coffeeshop say no. This answer is expected but to me...this is a non-question.

Why are we even asking about a non-Chinese Prime Minister for Singapore when I know of some Chinese who won’t even vote for the Malay singer in the finals of Singapore Idol? It’s true. In the finals of Singapore Idol, the finalists have been a Chinese and Malay, and I know of some Chinese Singaporeans who refused to vote for the Malay singer. On both occasions!

So for those who are asking about a non-Chinese Prime Minister; forget about it. It’s not going to happen anytime soon.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmm...but I would. It's the calibre that I'd look at. And yes, I voted for Taufik in Singapore Idol...

Ghost said...

If only there are more Singaporeans like u...

The said...

Wrong, very wrong analysis. Taufik won the Singapore Idol. What does that tell you? Singapore is about 75% Chinese. That means many, many Chinese voted for Taufik for him to win. Period. So, you rubbish the whole idea because you know of one or two Chinese who would not vote for a Malay in Singapore Idol. Well, I know of 3 Malays who would not vote for non-Malays.

Muzzy said...

Just because there are 75% Chinese in Singapore doesn't mean 75% of Taufik's votes were from the Chinese! That's like making a very shallow assumption that the whole of Singapore voted in the Singapore Idols! I just think that there was simply a higher proportion of Malay voters versus non-Malays in the competition.

Ghost said...

It's true that both times the Malay singers won, but it's not for the lack of effort. On both Idols, the judges were cheerleaders for the Chinese finalists.