“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 […]
In Parliament, the Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh asked the Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam if there was a danger that laws and policies could be tilted in favour of any particular religion because of the religious beliefs of the top Civil Servants. “Is there a danger in Singapore that laws and […]
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 […]
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 […]
Netizens’ varied reactions to the stern warning for WP Raeesah Khan.
The call by WP Sylvia Lim to do away with race-based policies such as the CMIO model and to do away with ethnic-based self-help groups seems to have caused some apprehension as expressed by this page called Sembang Masyarakat
A part-time promoter was allegedly told by Tangs department store to immediately remove her hijab at work. Responding to the incident, Senior Minister of State Zaqy Mohamad said that policies and practices at workplaces should include inclusivity. Workplaces are “an important part of the common space where people interact and work with one another regardless […]
Does unfair hiring take place? The answer is “yes” according to Mdm Ho Ching. But just because you are not hired, it does not mean hiring is unfair. In a Facebook post, Mdm Ho Ching wrote: Is it acceptable to complain about unfair hiring practices? Sure it is, provided it is based on facts, and […]