20 Nov '11, 2am

Racist — or just a symptom of wider malaise? #Singapore

Racist — or just a symptom of wider malaise? #Singapore

Some questions need to be asked following the uproar over the posting of a former member of the ruling party's … The incident involving Jason Neo raises questions which go beyond the offensiveness of his posting and into the heart of how the race issue is handled in Singapore . Neo had posted online a picture of a school bus which was ferrying children from a religious school. He captioned his picture with a question asking if the bus was carrying "young terrorist trainees". The uproar which followed online condemned him and his actions and Neo has since apologised and resigned from the Young PAP, the youth wing of the ruling party, the People's Action Party (PAP). While Neo's posting is undoubtedly deplorable, we should be asking if it is not a symptom of a wider malaise, particularly in whether such a stereotypical racist mindset has taken root among the populace and, if...

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