Ethnic Integration Policy (EIP) is still needed, Pritam says

Ethnic Integration Policy (EIP) is still needed, Pritam says

Election after election, in every manifesto since 2006, the Workers’ Party has called for the Ethnic Integration Policy (EIP) to be abolished – with immediate effect. Various reasons were put forth including that the EIP hurts the minorities who had to sell their flats at a lower price, a point Mr Pritam Singh reiterated in […]

Majority must take extra step to make minority feel comfortable: Lawrence Wong

Majority must take extra step to make minority feel comfortable: Lawrence Wong

Our multi-racialism is not perfect and we have to keep working at it deliberately to reduce our imperfections, step by step, Finance Minister Mr Lawrence Wong said at the IPS-RSIS Forum on Race and Racism (June 2021). We got to where we are today not through confrontation or compulsion but through mutual understanding and compromise, […]

Think you encounter a racist incident? Make a police report.

Encounter a racist incident? Make a police report!

This is how racism looks like, making disparaging remarks like “Malay, is it? Okay, no wonder”. A woman, Tan Beow Hiong, 57, is charged with one count of public nuisance and two counts of knowingly committing an act that is prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious or racial groups and disturbs or […]

Man told to marry his own race and not to prey on Chinese girl

Dave Parkash racial tolerance

“I used to believe that Singapore was moving in the right direction on racial tolerance and harmony. Based on recent events, I am not so sure anymore,” said Law and Home Affairs Minister Shanmugam in a Facebook post. Singaporean Dave Parkash had a most unpleasant encounter in which he felt embarrassed, humiliated and hurt. The […]

Racism and xenophobia will be normalised if we are not careful: Shanmugam

Racism and xenophobia will be normalised if we are not careful

Racism and xenophobia will be normalised if we are not careful, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said in Parliament (11 May). “Singapore is 725 square kilometers of rock. We have to make a living by being open to the world. We will fail if we allow racism and xenophobia to become prevalent, and […]

Mufti Nazirudin welcomes updates on tudung; exchanges letters with PM Lee

Mufti Singapore Dr Nazirudin Exchange Letters with PM Lee Hsien Loong on Tudung Matters

The Mufti of Singapore welcomes updates from the government on a likely shift in allowing Muslim nurses to wear the tudung at the workplace. In a letter to PM Lee that is dated 27 March, the Mufti Dr Nazirudin Mohd Nasir expressed Muis’ deep appreciation of the opportunity to ‘continuously provide feedback and inputs on many […]

Social justice warriors, respect the privacy of the vulnerable please!

social justice warriors : anti pap activist gilbert goh

Respect the privacy of vulnerable people including the homeless. Homeless persons are already without a physical shelter. To take even their dignity from them has got to be one of the worst robberies. The last thing a homeless person wants is to have his or her photo plastered all over social media and become the […]

The Charlie Hebdo cartoonists would have been arrested in Singapore: Shanmugam

Charlie Hebdo cartoons and free speech

The Charlie Hebdo type of cartoons is the result of a hands-off approach by the State, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said. “What has happened in France has restarted the debate on what freedom of expression means, how much you can say, and what is the boundary between free expression and your obligation […]

Pritam Singh acknowledges the religious harmony in Aljunied GRC

Pritam Singh religious harmony

Our religious harmony, just like racial harmony, is always work-in-progress. It is precious but fragile. The religious harmony that Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh observes in Aljunied GRC is reflected across the whole of Singapore. This harmony is a treasure that all Singaporeans can be proud of. It therefore warms the cockles of my heart […]