Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, front right, is accompanied by Singapore's President Tony Tan Keng Yam as they inspect an honour guard during his welcoming ceremony at the Istana presidential palace in Singapore. Photo: AFP

In Singapore, how Malay is Malay?

The Lion City’s constitution mandates an ethnic leader at least once every 30 years, but the top contenders in an upcoming election all have less than ideal genealogies for the post

Topic |   Singapore

TOP PICKS

Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, front right, is accompanied by Singapore's President Tony Tan Keng Yam as they inspect an honour guard during his welcoming ceremony at the Istana presidential palace in Singapore. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE
Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.