Tag: racism

Singapore’s Instagram queen apologises for racist post, pledges to donate to migrant worker charities

Singapore—Jamie Chua, who is popularly known as the country’s unofficial Instagram Queen, has been on the receiving end of criticism from netizens for a post about a nightmare that involved migrant workers. Ms Chua, who goes by @ec24m on Instagram, recently posted a photo on...

Ong Ye Kung says bullying is wrong and cannot be tolerated anywhere

Singapore—The country’s Education Minister weighed in on a recent bullying incident of a Primary 5 student, mincing no words in calling out the wrong that had been done to the young girl and assuring the public that appropriate action would be taken against the...

S’porean student victimised in racist attack in London tells assailants to ‘grow a pair’

Singapore—In the wake of the current Covid-19 outbreak that is sweeping the world, some observers have said that racism and prejudice may yet prove to be a bigger problem than the coronavirus itself. This is no joke, as even as of the writing of this...

S’pore language learning company refuses to apologise for “racist, misogynistic” ad

The Singapore start-up TUTOROO, which provides language instruction online, has found itself in a bit of a pickle on Twitter over a video it made more than a year ago. In January 2019, it released a video on its Facebook page showing a Caucasian man...

K Shanmugam berates Muslim religious teacher and Preetipls for racist, xenophobic comments

The Minister for Law and Home Affairs (MHA) K Shanmugam announced on Friday (Feb 7) that he had asked the MHA to look into remarks made by a religious teacher over the deadly novel coronavirus. In a Facebook post, Mr Shanmugam wrote that “the current...

Young Democrats of the SDP talk about majority privilege

On Wednesday (Jan 29), the Young Democrats of the Singapore Democratic Party premiered another episode of their initiative called "Slack & Discuss Problems" on Youtube. The fourth episode so far, featured a discussion about an issue that is uniquely relevant to Singapore--majority privilege. The host, Shawal...

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,...

University of Tokyo fires associate professor over “anti-Chinese” tweets

The University of Tokyo has fired an associate professor and researcher of artificial intelligence (AI) for several anti-Chinese comments he posted on Twitter in November and December last year. Shohei Ohsawa, 32, described himself on his Twitter bio profile as the university's "youngest associate professor"....

Camila Cabello under fire for racist Tumblr posts

Senorita singer Camila Cabello got a backlash for an old Tumblr account which is making rounds on the Internet. Although she wrote nothing offensive on the blog, Cabello re-shared some offensive posts including one that made fun of a black child and another that made...

UEFA chief accuses British PM Johnson of fuelling racism

UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin has accused British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of fuelling racism and insists European football's governing body is working hard to tackle the problem plaguing the game. A number of high-profile incidents in recent weeks, including racist abuse hurled at England players...