The only thing certain about Singapore’s First Female President is that she is a woman…

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Chinese are angry because Tan Cheng Bock can’t be in the contest.
Malays are angry because she’s not Malay.
Indians are angry because she claimed she’s Malay.
All Singaporeans are angry because there is no holiday!

Sep 11

The more important question Singaporeans are asking 😂😂

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18 September 2017

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Something not really good around here.. protesters ? At clake quay mrt exit A
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2h2 hours ago

Opportunity and challenge before Singapore’s president
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A man takes part in a protest against the walkover victory of Halimah Yacob as Singapore’s president at Hong Lim Park in Singapore on Friday. /AFP

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/opinion/30326975

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Hundreds take part in silent protest against reserved election at Hong Lim Park

 

16 September 2017

9h9 hours ago

Jet Li congratulates Halimah Yacob on her presidency, says ‘flattered’ and ‘honoured’ she’s a fan

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Halimah Yacob’s a Jet Li fan and 7 other lesser-known facts about Singapore’s president-elect

September 13 was a momentous day for Singaporeans. Madam Halimah Yacob was declared the President-elect after her nomination papers were found to be in order.

She will be the Republic’s first female President and the first Malay head of state in 47 years. Madam Halimah Yacob has always been a trailblazer.

The advocate of women and workers’ rights was the first female Speaker of Parliament and the first Malay woman to be elected a Member of Parliament (MP), which is also why she is our Her World Women of the Year winner in 2003. In light of her rise to the Republic’s highest office, here are 8 lesser-known facts about our soon-to-be President.
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#1 JET OR JACKIE?

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Having lived in Selegie House that had a predominantly Chinese community, Madam Halimah was exposed to Chinese culture and media. In a candid interview, the President-elect admitted coyly that she is a fan of martial artist and film actor, Jet Li, because of her love for Kung Fu and martial arts movies.

Madam Halimah added that while she admires Chan’s funny side, she still prefers Jet Li because he is more “more intense and interesting”. Not surprisingly, when asked about her favourite movie, the President-elect said, “Fearless”, a 2006 film that stars Jet Li.

#2 ONE UPON A TIME IN CHINA

Her favourite song is the theme song of martial arts film, “One upon a Time in China”, starring Jet Li as Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung.

http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/halimah-yacobs-jet-li-fan-and-7-other-lesser-known-facts-about-singapores-president-elect

15 September 2017

Who did this Yistana

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14 September 2017

Singaporeans are having such good fun about their new President!

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2m2 minutes ago

Yishun HDB flats upgrading

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1h1 hour ago

A Halimah Yacob presidential residence in Yishun Ave 4 will be like this. For 6 years. [Pic @ Halimah’s block]

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S’pore’s presidents have never resided in the Istana, most lived in the East & Central areas

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SHE IS NOT MALAY BUT INDIAN. MUSLIM INDIAN.

Government-endorsed presidential candidate Halimah Yacob who is an Indian Singaporean told state media reporters that it is not important what her race is in the coming Presidential Election reserved for the Malays.

http://statestimesreview.com/2017/08/15/halimah-yacob-nobody-has-asked-if-i-am-malay-it-is-not-the-most-important/

Some consider her a President-Select because the other candidates were disqualified.

Two other presidential hopefuls, Second Chance Properties chief executive Salleh Marican and Bourbon Offshore Asia Pacific chairman Farid Khan, were deemed not eligible to run for the presidency by the PEC. Both did not meet the requirement for private sector applicants to have been either the chairman or CEO of a company with a paid-up capital of at least $500 million on average over the most immediate three financial years.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/overwhelmingly-negative-sentiment-decision-halimah-yacobs-presidential-eligibility-report-070536453.html

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Sep 11

NICE NOW SINGAPORE HAS A FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT BECAUSE THE OTHER CANDIDATE WHO IS A MALE FAILED TO QUALIFY FOR PRESIDENCY

14 September 2017

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4h4 hours ago

Halimah the first female President-elect in world with Twitter emoji

 

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Had enough of all the butthurt, racist & sexist Singaporeans making stupid statements about being SG’s President. Thoughts:

 

COMMENT: Singapore presidency with an asterisk and a government that was blindsided

P N Balji

Contributor
Yahoo News Singapore.

Halimah Yacob’s presidency has been tainted. The eighth President of Singapore will continue to be haunted by an electoral process that pushed her into a whirlpool of vitriol as her status as a Malay was questioned and her financial nous put under the microscope.

The 63-year-old made a strategic error in choosing to contest the presidential election as the government’s unofficial candidate. Today she stands accused of all kinds of cruel charges that are not worth mentioning here. Now we have an Elected President with an asterisk. Pity Halimah.
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If she had fought an open election, she could have won it without much difficulty. If Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had not manoeuvred too hastily to change the rules of the game and if he had understood his populace better and managed the process smartly, we would be celebrating Singapore’s first woman President and a tudung-wearing one at that. Pity Singapore.

The run-up to the election has inflicted a serious wound, especially on Malays, which will take a long time to heal. There are enough Malays who feel that they have been turned into political pawns in the People Action Party’s game to stop presidential hopeful Tan Cheng Bock from contesting.

Many Malays have questioned the very basis of this election. In the first place, they didn’t feel the need to have a Malay President and even if they felt the need they would have preferred one who contested on equal terms, not on a preferential basis. By putting such a high bar — experience of managing a company with $500 million shareholder equity in the last three years for private-sector candidates — the government must have known that getting qualified Malays to contest would have been an impossible task.

Even if there were individuals who would have qualified, not many would have wanted to fight the government’s unofficial candidate. PM Lee said confidently when he was asked if there were Malays who would qualify, “There are qualified Malays, there are qualified Singaporeans.” Today those words are being ridiculed.

Worse, there was so much scrutiny on the Malayness of the three contestants that forced many Malays to ask themselves whether there was a true-blue Malay among themselves.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/comment-singapore-presidency-asterisk-government-blindsided-103722232.html

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