Archive for November 24, 2012
If Singapore had merged with the Federation of Malaya when British colonial rule ended, there would have been more Chinese than Malays in total (see table below).
Updated 26 Nov 2014:
Note that I had originally written the article below two years ago on 24 Nov 2012, before GE13. My headliner question was: Will DAP get the Chinese votes in Obamic proportions?
Barack Obama twice won the American presidential elections by acing his race calculations, i.e. he managed to sapu bersih the black votes at a time when the majority white votes were split 40-60, and he did well also among the Asian and Hispanic minority voters.
The DAP is employing the same strategy as Obama in trying to collect all the various minority support whereas the Malay vote is split. (more…)