Tag: racism

Sikhs reach out in kindness to influencer who described 2 Sikh men as ‘obstructions’ at Grand Prix

Singapore—In multi-faith, multi-cultural Singapore, a little kindness can go a long way and can prove that we all have a lot to learn from each other. Social media influencer Sheena Phua had made a comment on Instagram during the Singapore Grand Prix that earned her...

Talk on race relations kicks off with 130 people

Singapore—OnePeople.sg organised the first in a series of sessions to talk about race relations on September 21, Saturday, together with Channel NewsAsia (CNA) and supported by Roses of Peace, an interfaith group. The first session was called “Regardless of Race - The Dialogue,” with 130...

US venue cites Christian ‘beliefs’ in refusing mixed race wedding

An event venue in the southern United States refused to host a mixed race couple's wedding, stating that the union went against its "Christian beliefs," in a viral video that has drawn a barrage of criticism. The husband-and-wife-to-be -- he black and she white --...

Restaurant fires employee after netizen posts receipt with racist comment on Facebook

Singapore—You cannot underestimate the power of social media these days, which is good news for some, but bad news for others. Case in point: one customer posted a racist comment written on the receipt of a restaurant at Tampines, Fatty Bom Bom, on her...

Human rights activist rebukes M’sian Youth Minister for hosting Zakir Naik, telling country to move on

Kuala Lumpur—Prominent human rights activist and lawyer rebuked Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman over social media for the minister’s “capitulation” regarding controversial Indian preacher Dr Zakir Naik. The Youth Minister had, like several other prominent figures, originally called for the...

Zakir Naik apologizes to Malaysians, “Racism is evil and I am staunchly against it”

Kuala Lumpur—Controversial Indian preacher Zakir Naik issued an apology via his Facebook page on August 20, Wednesday, the same day that a ban on his preaching was reported on Malaysian national news agency Bernama. After the public filed 115 reports with the police due to...

Banned from public speaking, risking his PR status, Zakir Naik apologises to Malaysians

Banned from public speaking — a ban that is enforced all over Malaysia — controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik apologised to Malaysians. In a video, which is his favoured means of communication, the Indian fugitive living in Malaysia with a PR status or red...

Ex-commando weighs in on racial hatred in Malaysia

A former commando is urging the public not to fan racial hatred that could threaten peace in Malaysia. He said that peace is achieved from “the blood, sweat and tears of every member in the army.” “All those negative thoughts, racism ... do not create them. If the...

NTU looking into lewd cheer and alleged racism at freshman orientation camps

Singapore — An investigation is now ongoing at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) concerning cheers learned during one of its  freshman orientation camps due to the lewd and allegedly even racist content of a specific cheer. A video of the cheer made rounds on social media...

Police give Preeti and Subhas Nair 24-month conditional warning for controversial rap video

Singapore —  Artist brother and sister Preeti Nair and Subhas Nair have been given a conditional warning by the police for the rap video they released as a response to a NETS Pay ad that used brownface. The video caused a stir and elicited widespread...