The Elected Presidency and the Political Economy of Race in Singapore

The Show With PJ Thum, Episode 1: The Elected Presidency and the Political Economy of Race in Singapore.

With Singapore’s first racially reserved Presidential election looming, historian Thum Ping Tjin observes that the government’s much vaunted “Chinese-Malay-Indian-Others” model of managing race has historically increased racial tension and strife. So why do they cling to it?

*Apologies for the error at 11:46 – Kesatuan Melayu Singapura was founded 1926, not 1826.

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