I was surprised to see a Hari Raya message this year coming from the SDP. The presenter is none other than SDP CEC member Jufrie Mahmood. He's the most ideal candidate since he is the most senior Muslim SDP member.
When I read his article today, I got a shock. (By the way, SDP claims that the article is an "amalgamation of several discussions with ordinary Singaporeans").
In the article, he wrote: "A Government leader tried to make us believe that I as a Malay enjoy special privileges under the constitution. In fact we Malays have not received any special treatment."
He provides no elaboration on what he envisages. And instead, he leaves us guessing and making our self-judgement. But the meaning is there. He's playing the racial card. Why would he want to mention about special Malay privileges? Is he saying that if SDP were to be the Government of the day, then Singapore Malays would be a special class from the rest? Is SDP attempting to split Singaporeans racially?
He also wrote: "The fact that Changi is number one really has nothing to do with me."
How Singaporean could that be? Does SDP want Singapore to fail?
As naive as could be, he added "But are we not supposed to be living in the First World and enjoying the Swiss standard of living?"
Should Singaporeans be fed with gold spoon from the moment they are born? Does SDP want meritocracy to be scraped and usher in a welfare state or worst still, a communist state?
Singaporeans are fortunate to be living in a peaceful society where the possibility of being starved is real low. Have you ever read about Singaporeans starving to death? NO. Instead we read about Jufrie Mahmood and friends' complaints on why the wealth of the deserved is not channelled to the lower strata.