November 23, 2008
A lot of HR managers are chinese, and they weed out non-chinese applicants even before the interview process. A friend who worked in HR told me this, as her boss did that and didn't even try to hide it. When my sister was looking for a job, she called for interview appt and was told point blank not to bother as they only wanted chinese applicants. They weren't even ashamed to say that so ungraciously.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "This feisty netizen seems to think so..."
September 22, 2008
Japan Today said:
In a statement Friday, Singapore police said they have informed Karuppaya the issue he was planning to raise in his speech ‘‘is a sensitive one impinging on race.’’
‘‘Singapore is a multi-ethnic society and maintaining community harmony is a key imperative that we must not take for granted,’’ it said.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "So if you can't air your grievances at Speaker's Corner, next best step is to look for international press?"
February 03, 2007
Some people are known to make police reports about such racist content. But in some ways that is the easier path to take: it passes the buck to the State, when the battle against racism is also fought through the hearts, minds and actions of individual citizens.
And there are many things you can do as an active citizen...
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Some very good ideas for citizen activism, and how to combat racism and discrimination through the use of everyday actions."
January 15, 2007
The topic of skin discrimination has reared its hideous face once again in Singapore. Like a whack-a-mole machine at the amusement arcade, talks of racism can never seem to disappear totally – even after 30 years of pounding away to achieve national harmony. ...
My word to fellow Malays of the country is to stop whining about racial discrimination – even if it really does exist. Accusations of racism are not only dangerous in the context of a multi-racial society like ours, but more importantly it’s frivolous. In fact, I’m beginning to think it’s rather wimpy.
Recommended by at82: "A Malay Singaporean's views on the issue of racism in Singapore."
August 10, 2006
Recommended by Morged: "Don't have a clear idea of what they're doing, but it looks like a couple of people harassing a Chinese kid. Quite disturbing stuff."
June 03, 2006
It’s utterly reprehensible. Beating up someone just because he was ’staring’? Firstly, I don’t really believe that worker was staring at the guy. Even if he was. Beating him up is hardly a logical conclusion. Secondly it’s practically a full-on racist attack
Recommended by jay: "Can't believe this happened in "multiracial" Singapore"
September 16, 2005
A jail term or fine or both is not going to help rid people of their racism. The two local bloggers, who'll be back in court on 21 Sept, may still hold onto their alleged racist views, but in private, even if they're punished by the courts.
Send them to stay with a Malay/Muslim family for a month. In fact, a timing should not be given 'cos they can look forward to the time it ends. Most importantly, such an opportunity will increase their understanding of other races and religion. Especially since they are from a dominant race in Singapore.
Recommended by cowboycaleb: "Jacob informs us about a documentary series titled "Muslim For 30 Days" about a "Christian from the Bible Belt who lives with a Muslim family in Michigan" and the result of it was "heated arguments, religious confusion, and the start of a beautiful friendship".
September 12, 2005
July 12, 2005
La Mason said:
Most people would be surprised to find that it is the local Singaporeans themselves who are the most racist of the lot. Most Caucasians in Singapore are over the glory of their colonial days and have accepted Singapore for what it is today— it seems that, as if to ‘take revenge’ for the humiliation they suffered in the past, local Singaporeans are displaying very negative attitudes towards the whites.
May 05, 2005
Donaq gives a refreshing and enlightened perspective on the entire racism brouhaha, along with some racist jokes...
Seriously, if cracking racist jokes means you're a racist, then Eddie Murphy, as well as Chris Rock, is racist against both niggers and whites, and Russell Peters (Indian comedian) is racist against Indians. You know what's wrong with these anti-racist scum? They're too "sensitive". Here's a clue, maybe if you weren't so desperately trying to be overly nice to people of other races, then they would actually feel comfortable around you...
April 29, 2005
Chickens Run Free compiled a list of quotes published on ST on racism in Signapore. Maybe the department head is a former PSC Scholar?
"I once applied for a position in a statutory board. Interviewing me were three Chinese women, including a head of department.
The department head said: 'I am very reluctant to employ you, as you are a Malay. We try not to emploiy Malays and Indians, as they are trouble-makers.'"
[jseng: Racism is a form of stereotyping. So we shouldn't stereotype PSC scholars based on one incident either. If not, no one wants to be PSC scholars in future liao and then how?]
April 26, 2005
HUICHIEH LOY said:
PSC does not condone the making of racist comments by its scholars. It views this matter seriously and has issued a letter of reprimand to Mr Chua. We note that Mr Chua has taken full responsibility for the comments made on his personal blog and has apologised publicly for his insensitive remarks.
PSC reprimands scholar by writing him a letter of reprimand. All over the world, scholars withdraw into their respective closets in fear of reprise now that PSC has publicly stated that racism is wrong. Let's hope Mr Chua turns into somebody better after this episode.
April 22, 2005
Linda K. Fuller, Ph.D. said:
Beginning with a discussion on hegemonic racism, an analysis of how the Republic of Singapore tackled the problem of being a predominantly Chinese country in a Malay-dominated area when it became independent in 1965 is used as a case study of dominant ethnicity in terms of racism. The paper describes communications efforts on the parts of both Singaporean citizens and government to keep harmony--updated, and in many ways contradicted, with reportage on a survey of racism at their university in which 80 Singaporean students participated.