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“No longer the Singapore that I was once proud of”

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A passionate yet disappointed Singaporean took to Mdm Halimah's Facebook page and posted a comment on a recent posting to express her disappointment over the reserved Presidential Election (PE).

Serene Ng wrote,

"Dear Madam, I personally have nothing against you, it's the process that made you president which made me disappointed. I was once a proud Singaporean, glad to share and bask in the glory of our forefathers. How we made it through those troubling years and times, I even had immense respect for the current ruling party.

However, ever since the moment they announced that they were going to do a reserved election, my heart sank a little. Is this the party that truly represented democracy? The party that promised progress together? Then when they changed the eligibility criteria, my heart sank even further, it's near impossible to even find any Singaporean with more than $500 million worth of equities &/or assets.

And when Dr Tan Cheng Bock (TCB) raised this whole issue to court on behalf of the many citizens who were questioning it too, the court simply dismissed it, which made me question, where did our justice and equality go? When I saw that there were 2 other candidates who submitted their forms, my hopes went up, perhaps I will be able to see some form of competition, be able to enjoy the greatness of democracy, the power to exercise my right as a citizen.

However, now, I'm just sorely disappointed and sad that things have turned out this way. No longer the Singapore that I was once........

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