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PM Lee spells out why he pushed for reserved election - The Straits Times

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has made it plain that he knew the reserved presidential election would be unpopular - and would cost his party votes. "But I did it because I strongly believe, and still do, that this is the right thing to do," he said ...and more »

In full: PM Lee on race, multiracialism and Singapore's place in the world - TODAYonline

SINGAPORE — While Singaporeans have made significant progress over the years in becoming one people regardless of race, language or religion, we have not yet arrived at an ideal state of accepting people of a different race, said Prime Minister Lee ...and more »

Make minorities feel welcome, PM Lee Hsien Loong reminds Chinese Singaporeans - The Straits Times

On the day Singapore became independent in 1965, founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew declared that "everybody will have a place in Singapore". He also stressed that Singapore is "not a Malay nation, not a Chinese nation, not an Indian nation".and more »

Singapore PM's surprise China visit hints at warming relations - Asia Times

Lee Hsien Loong's recent unexpected trip to China and especially the way Singapore's prime minister was received by Chinese leaders suggests that Beijing may have adopted a new approach in dealing with not only the city-state but also its other smaller ...and more »

Amos Yee's Release Raises Question Of Continued Singaporean Authoritarianism - New Bloom (blog)

THE RELEASE OF Amos Yee and the acceptance of his bid for asylum in the United States should be celebrated, seeing as this means that the eighteen year old political dissident has escaped political persecution in his native Singapore. Nevertheless ...and more »

PM: We must constantly work at multiracialism - The New Paper

Having a reserved presidential election was an unpopular move that would cost the ruling People's Action Party votes in the next general election. "But I did it because I strongly believe... that this is the right thing to do," Prime Minister Lee Hsien ...and more »

Malayalee community contributed significantly to Singapore: PM Lee - The Indian Express

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has praised the significant contribution of the Malayalee community in the country's development, saying they have shown how to turn diversity into strength. Singapore's 26,000 strong Malayalee community is ...and more »

Malayalees are significant part of Singapore Indian community: PM Lee - Connected to India (press release)

“The Malayalees are a small but significant part of the Singapore Indian community. Former President Devan Nair, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, and MAS Managing Director Ravi Menon are some outstanding Malayalees who have left a mark on ...and more »

Netizens flame PM Lee for asserting that the government is not playing “racial politics” - The Independent

The last PE was reserved because it is a “reality” that non-Chinese candidates know they do not stand a chance in presidential elections, all things being equal. Citing the 2011 Presidential Election where all 4 candidates were Chinese, he said: “Where ...and more »

'Multiracialism will help S'pore cope' after a terror attack - The Straits Times

Race and religion do not only affect society and politics, but can also spark terrorism and violence, and this has afflicted many countries in South-east Asia, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Fostering multiracialism is crucial in inoculating ...and more »