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 […]

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 […]

Discrimination has no place in our society or workplace

Discrimination at workplace

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 […]

And let’s not yell unfair hiring, just bcos we weren’t hired

Unfair hiring opionion

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 […]