Sage or Fool?
Finally, the verdict is in. Singapore's politicians are much sillier than ours. You know how for years our Dr. M has been saying that Malays in Singapore are marginalised blah...blah...blah? And how, recently some Malays in Singapore have come out and said that they are not and are doing very well ruled by the PAP, thank you very much. Left on its own I guess the whole thing would have just contributed to the age-old but friendly rivalry between Singapore and us. To see who is more kiasu than the other.
But what happens? LKY decides to write another book. And in it he advises Singaporean Muslims to "be less strict on Islamic observances" in order to "aid integration and the city-state's nation-building process". Now what the fuck does that mean??? You are either a Muslim or you are not a Muslim. How can you be a 'less strict' Muslim? Whatever the old Lee meant in his head sure has come out sounding all wrong. And I am sure that we can expect a return salvo from our own senile....I mean senior minister very soon. Not to mention some other flers who have been trying to tell everybody "There I told you so!"
Hiyoh Mr. Lee, just retire. Play with your great grandchildren (got ah?). Shut up. And don't write any more books. Can ah?
Straits Times story here.
Singaporean Muslim reactions here...here...here
This is the most incredible comment yet......
"Aiya it's hard to be honest and be loved. Even bro Pat doesn't like honesty. LKY should have said Islam is a good and tolerant religion and its followers in SEA are all angels. Will this make you happy bro Pat ? It won't make me happy bcos I disagree with it and bcos it's not true.
All you out there please don't put LKY and "what's-his-name " on the same level. You are comparing food with residual waste.
If you can't accept truth then suffer the consequences." - Anonymous.
Only proves that less people understand English than we think :-)
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