Malaysian paper made ‘baseless’ allegations against Singapore Elected Presidency scheme: High Commissioner

SINGAPORE: Several “baseless and mischievous allegations” were made in an editorial by Utusan Malaysia on the changes to Singapore’s Elected Presidency scheme, Singapore’s High Commissioner to Malaysia said on Tuesday (May 30), in an open letter to the newspaper’s editor.

The allegations include the claim that, in Singapore, “meritocracy was always being used as an excuse to discriminate against Malays”, “meritocracy was also open to manipulation”, and that “Malays became weaker and marginalised from the corridors of power”, High Commissioner Vanu Gopala Menon said in the letter, which was published on the website of Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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