Tag: discrimination

Some people annoyed by woman’s comments about being called “black”

Singapore – A woman, whose comments on Facebook that she was called "black" when she growing up have annoyed some people, has been strongly urged not compare the situation in Singapore with that in the United States. In response to a post of a man...

“Father, am I not Singaporean,” asks girl after “brown skin” comment by classmate

Singapore -- The story of five-year-old Mayuki and her query to her father, asking if she was Singaporean because of her "brown skin", has gone viral online. The father took to social media to share a few insightful conversations he had with his daughter and...

MP tries 3 times for tax rebate and child relief for single unwed parents

Singapore -- There should be a more level playing field for single unwed parents, Mr Louis Ng, an MP for Nee Soon GRC, said in Parliament on Friday (Feb 28). Speaking during the Committee of Supply debate on the Ministry of Finance, Mr Ng urged...

Xenophobia on the rise as Wuhan coronavirus spreads

Singapore—East Asians from all over the world are experiencing discrimination along with the rise in the number of people infected by the novel coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, Hubei, central China, late last year. To date, over 7,700 people have tested positive for the virus,...

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...