Tag: Race

Controversial Black Lives Matter film hailed at Venice

by Fiachra GIBBONS Controversial US director Nate Parker said Monday that he hopes his powerful new film about police violence against black men will help save lives. "American Skin" received an eight-minute standing ovation after it premiered at the Venice film festival, with Spike Lee --...

“Malays still patiently wait for change,” says SDP heavyweight on National Service policies

The Singapore Democratic Party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) member Damanhuri bin Abas wrote on social media that “Malays, still patiently wait for change”. He was referring to the the open secret that Malays are generally not allowed into sensitive units such as much of...

The Multi-Coloured Face

You have to hand powers that be for being able to distract you from the issues that matter. The latest row involved the Minister for Law deciding to take on the might of the racist minority by accusing a YouTuber by the name of...

Facebook and YouTube block controversial Singapore race rap

Facebook and other sites Friday blocked access to a rap video about race in multi-ethnic Singapore that is under police investigation after authorities asked for the footage to be removed. The video shows an ethnic Indian comedian and YouTube star railing against an advert in...

Preetipls and her brother apologise for ‘K. Muthusamy’ video using the same wordings as e-pay ad’s creative agency, Havas

Local YouTube star Preeti Nair and her brother, rapper Subhas Nair, released a statement earlier today apologising "for any hurt that was unintentionally caused" by the online rap video they created. The statement was posted on both the siblings' Instagram and Facebook pages mimicked the...

SDP heavyweight calls out K Shanmugam for hypocrisy and discrimination

The Singapore Democratic Party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) member Damanhuri bin Abas took to social media calling out Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam for inconsistency and discriminatory practices. His statement came after Minister Shanmugam released a statement in response to Preetipls’ video about...

K Shanmugam and other MPs condemn Preetipls’ video, calling it “vulgar” and “unacceptable”

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam, Senior Minister of State Janil Puthucheary, Minister of State for the Ministry of National Development & Ministry of Manpower Zaqy Mohamad, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Health, Amrin Amin all took...

Police investigating “offensive” Preetipls video “K. Muthusamy”, made in response to controversial E-Pay ad

On Monday, July 29, 2019, social influencer Preetipls released a music video which responded to the recent and controversial "brownface" ad by E-Pay, where Chinese actor Dennis Chew was depicted to look as an Indian, with darkened skin and all. The police are currently...

Police refute allegations that MRT checks target Malays after man yells at TransCom officers

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) released a statement refuting allegations that checks at MRT stations target the Malay community. The statement released on Wednesday, July 10, said that “such allegations are untrue, baseless, irresponsible, and may stir up racial tensions.” SPF’s statement was in response to...

Ho Ching concurs as Bilahari Kausikan weighs in on how China can learn from Singapore

Former Singaporean diplomat Bilahari Kausikan, who is not shy about airing his views on social media, took to Facebook earlier today to weigh in on how China can learn from Singapore. Mr Bilahari shared an article published on the South China Morning Post titled, ‘Even...