In the 1998 International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the trial of Jean-Paul Akayesu, mayor of Taba Commune in Rwanda, established precedents that rape is an element of the crime of genocide. It found that sexual assault was systematically perpetrated against Tutsi women, an integral process to destroy the Tutsi ethnic group, manifesting the nefarious Hutu intent to breed out the Tutsi race.
According to Amnesty International rape is now used as deliberate military strategy rather than opportunistic rape and pillage of previous centuries. Gita Sahgal, writer, documentary film maker and co-editor of "Refusing Holy Orders: Women and Fundamentalism in Britain", said in 2004 that it is a mistake to think such assaults are primarily about "spoils of war" or sexual gratification. She said rape is often used as a way for attackers to perpetuate social control and redraw ethnic boundaries, "Women are seen as the reproducers and carers of the community."
The statistic about 4-in-10 marriages involving foreigners is not new. In 2008, a journalist wrote about globalisation creating more chances for locals to meet, and tie the knot with non-citizens ("Four in 10 S’poreans marry foreigners", Mavis Toh, 14 oct 2008). One suspects the actual number must be higher in 2013, now that we know about the liberal immigration policies that were instituted on the quiet over the years.
The thinning of the Singaporean core started when dialect programs were taken off free-to-air broadcasts. Fewer senior citizens, during this coming Chinese New Year reunion gathering, will be able to comprehend the exchange greetings of their grandchildren, thanks to the language barrier. Come 2030, we may not have a Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Puasa or Deepavali. With 50 percent of the population dominated by invasive foreign elements, they will be demanding their own cultural celebrations, like the Burmese Buddhist New Year ("Thingyan"). Ice kachang will be replaced by the Pinoy's halo-halo (already available at Lucky Plaza). The 6.9 million figure is not the only horror in the Population White Paper, the demise of the Singaporean identity is the worst scenario.