Tuesday, June 16, 2015
PM sympathetic to the Pink agenda
Twenty hours ago the PM changed his profile picture to one wearing pink. He had not turned up at Hong Lim on Saturday when Pink Dot invited him. I believe he is on leave holidaying in Hokkaido.
How should we read this? Very simple. He is sympathetic to giving LGBT more civic space and freedom but the conservative public is not yet supportive. Therefore he wants Pink Dot to slow down and bide their time.
Except for economic under performers e.g, Russia, the developed economies are leaning toward Pink. As usual the government reasons are driven by the needs to have a high performing economy. The data seems to point out that gay friendly cities are economic dynamos.
The situation in SG is different and Pink Dotters should not imitate their western cousins to advance their interests here. Similarly Lawrence Khong and Noor Deros ought to do likewise. Everyone is free to push their interest but it must be done the Singapore way.
Posted by PengYou at 3:50 PM