Tag: discrimination

MP Saktiandi Supaat asks for stricter eligibility criteria for EP holders

Singapore—On Monday, November 4, Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC Member of Parliament Saktiandi Supaat asked for the criteria for eligibility for employment pass (EP) holders to be tightened. In answer to this Minister of State for Manpower and National Development Zaqy Mohamad stated how Singapore’s firm stand...

Chinese aunty reluctant to sit beside foreign worker in MRT, only sat down after he gave up his seat

Singapore – On July 17 (Wednesday), a member of the public shared “a very saddening moment” of a Chinese aunty refusing to take an empty MRT seat beside a foreign worker and only sat down after he gave up her seat. Regina Yqh went to...

Emotional Tosh Zhang steps down as Pink Dot 2019 ambassador after much flak for old homophobic tweets

Singapore – Two days after being nominated as an ambassador for Pink Dot’s 2019 campaign on LGBTQ+ discrimination and prejudice, Tosh Zhang released an emotional public statement to say that he is stepping down from the role. This came after some of his old...

Pink Dot 2019 ambassador Tosh Zhiang gets called out for homophobic tweets, gives public apology

Singapore – A member of the public questioned the sincerity of nominating Tosh Zhang to be one of Pink Dot’s campaign on LGBTQ discrimination and prejudice when he has tweeted numerous homophobic comments in the past. On May 16 (Thursday), a certain Sarah Yip went...

Woman sues bosses for firing her while she was on sick leave following miscarriage

Hong Kong – A woman is suing her former employer on grounds of unlawful termination. Eleanor Marie Coleman specifically notes how her former bank supervisor did not treat her fairly during a difficult time in her life. Coleman is suing for HK$1.37 million (S$2.36 million)....

Equal opportunity, you say? Study finds race trumps skills in job hunt

A recent report from the Center for Governance and Political Studies (Cent-GPS), a Kuala Lumpur based behavioral and social science research firm, concluded that private companies are least likely to respond to applications of Indians and Malays when they send in their resumes. Drawing from...

Mum and baby with rare skin condition evicted from American Airlines flight

Texas – Adding to its list of controversial and widely criticized customer relations incidents, American Airlines kicked out a mother and her one-year-old baby for having a skin condition. South Carolina mum Jordan Flake took to Facebook to talk about her experience with American Airlines,...

“If you don’t like us, go home!” – Locals blast foreigner who says Singaporeans keep complaining about foreigners

Facebook user Lonen Bellamy posted a rather mysterious photo on the group page of COMPLAINT SINGAPORE, which had the caption, “Quit complaining about us, Singaporeans. We got children to feed too. Maybe try speaking better English, yeah?” The photo was that of a Caucasian adolescent...

World Cup and xenophobia (or lack of it) in Singapore

By Michael Y.P. Ang No country is immune to xenophobia, and it is unlikely to disappear as long as human nature is what it is. The issue is whether xenophobia is so widespread that it impedes the healthy functioning of a country. Certain Singaporeans seem determined...

Yet another hurdle: Jobs

Our series on schizophrenia: Part 6 If you have mental illness, can you go to a university? Get a non-menial job? Psychiatrist Dr Ang Yong Guan and clinical psychologist Dr Joel Yang said work application forms and university admission forms still ask about one’s state of...