16 Aug '11, 11am

Mr K Shanmugam clarifies "curry case" which recently sparked an online debate

SINGAPORE: Minister for Law K Shanmugam on Tuesday clarified that parties involved in the mediation of the "curry" incident were not given a recommendation nor forced into settlement. Instead, they are encouraged to work out a solution that both are comfortable with. Mr Shanmugam was responding to a dispute handled by the Community Mediation Centre -- an agency under the Ministry of Law -- which has sparked a debate online. The case in question happened some six to seven years ago, involving a family who had moved to Singapore from China. They sought mediation because they could not stand the smell of curry coming from the home of their Singaporean Indian neighbours. According to one media report, the mediator got the Indian family to agree to only cook curry when their Chinese neighbours were not at home. Mr Shanmugam has clarified that the solution was agreed upon by the...

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