17 Aug '11, 1am

Shanmugam cautions against xenophobia: Indian culture, the cooking of curry, which I think is now part of Singap...

Shanmugam cautions against xenophobia: Indian culture, the cooking of curry, which I think is now part of Singap...

my paper Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 By David Lim MINISTER for Law and Foreign Affairs K. Shanmugam has shed light on a mediation case between two neighbours over the smell of curry. The case, which was reported in a newspaper earlier this month, has sparked a furore online over its settlement terms. Mr Shanmugam clarified that the incident took place about seven years ago and that the settlement was suggested by one of the two parties - and not the mediator who was present. In the dispute, a family from China had resorted to mediation because they could not stand the smell of curry that their Indian-Singaporean neighbours would cook. RELATED STORIES Families settled curry dispute, not mediators Curry - our new national icon In the end, the Indian-Singaporean family agreed to cook curry only when the Chinese family was not home. At a media briefing held at the Ministry of Fore...

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