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Mr Phillip Jeyaretnam: “There are many races in Singapore, Korean, Chinese, Malay, Indian… Let’s scrap all of them and make Singaporean a race.”

June 20, 2017

During a debate on how to tackle the issue of racial segregation, the delegate of Mr Phillip Jeyaratnam claimed that “anything is possible”, including ‘making Singaporean a race’.


Earlier on in the debate, he joked that solving the issue of racial segregation could be done by not having a minority at all. This could be done by killing off the Chinese citizens (racial genocide) and by introducing more foreigners until all the races make up an equal percentage of the Singaporean population.


The chairs did not appreciate the joke, and told him off.


However, he proved that he can be serious in his answers when he wants to. When I asked him how he could achieve a standard Singaporean race, he simply said that their birth certificates could be altered instead of killing them. He also stated that he did not support genocide, and that his previous statement was merely a joke.


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