Home News Raeesah Khan acknowledges her privilege in being able to stand for elections

Raeesah Khan acknowledges her privilege in being able to stand for elections

Ms Khan wrote about how she depends on her husband to earn the bulk of the household income and that she has "social capital" due to her families "place in society"

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

Singapore — In a series of tweets, Workers’ Party (WP) Raeesah Khan said she owes her ability to join the elections to her privilege. Raeesah Khan has gained traction for two police reports made against her concerning comments she made online in 2018 concerning race and religion. She has since issued a public apology addressing her statements made.

WP Ms Raeesah Khan is running for Sengkang Group Representation Constituency (GRC) alongside candidates Jamus Lim, He Ting Ru, and Louis Chua against People’s Action Party (PAP) Ng Chee Meng, Lam Pin Min, Amrin Amin and Raymond Lye.

On July 4, Ms Khan took to Twitter to share some of her “honest” thoughts on how much “privilege” she has in order to run with opposition parties. She cites how she depends on her husband to earn the bulk of the household income and that she has “social capital” due to her families “place in society”. She also gives credit to her parents for holding “substantial amount of power” to be able to protect her.

The tweets are as follows:

- Advertisement -

A thread by Workers’ Party Raaesah Khan. (Photo: Screengrab from @RaeesahKhanwpsg Twitter)

Similarly, she also hopes Singapore in the future can have a “true democracy where opposition voices are not demonized and punished” and that she will keep using her “equity” to “change the system”.

Photo: Screengrab from Twitter

Her tweets have since garnered netizens support for being transparent with her “privilege”.

One netizen replied, “We don’t choose what we are born into but we can choose what we do with it. I’ve think you’ve chosen rather well.” Another also pointed out, “Use your ‘privilege’ for good. People who run for the opposition have much to lose and little to gain. Respect.”

Photo: Screengrab from Twitter

Photo: Screengrab from Twitter

One user on Facebook commented on Ms Khan’s statements and compared them to PAP’s politicians, noting how Ms Khan “talks about her class position as a responsibility to redistribute”.

Photo: Screengrab from Facebook

-/TISG

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Kranji land ‘erroneous’ clearing: more supervision not always best solution, says Chan Chun Sing

Singapore – Processes should be streamlined and not more layers of supervision added in public service, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Friday (Feb 26) in response to the erroneous clearing of a large patch of woodland in...

National reserves: Whatever their strategic value, Singaporeans have right to know how they are managed

  The ruling People’s Action Party is weaponising knowledge of the exact amount of Singapore’s national reserves as a way of helping it stay in power. That’s unacceptable. It does not have such an in perpetuity right. One of the debates in...

Jolin Tsai’s perky butt got the internet abuzz

Taipei -- Mandopop diva Jolin Tsai isn't shy of flaunting her figure in all kinds of sexy and revealing outfits and her fans are just lapping it up. The 40-year-old singer uploaded a couple of photos from her trip to Yangmingshan...

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent