21 Dec '11, 1pm

MP

Quote: “… internal fraw I would say, this system flaw, they are not ready. I notice, I think the PR mentioned that some of the staff, because they are Malay, they are Indian, they cannot converse in English good–well enough. [untrans] I think that we accept bwoken Engrish …” Pot calling the what what? I’d expect better English from a PAP MP, given their focus on getting “capable people” to “build an inclusive society”. While speech does not correlate perfectly with capability, it does correlate relatively well. And statements like that reflect (more or less unwarranted) prejudices that work against that building and “inclusive society”. Seriously, sometimes I wonder what racial prejudices are prevalent in the PAP…..

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/12/mp-seng-han-thong-mal...

Comments

  1. 22 Dec '11, 12am

    oh no he didn't! hohoho

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  2. 21 Dec '11, 3pm

    Then what abt those foreign talents they hire from China!! They sure like hell speaks damn good english!! Some of the "highly" educated local chinese doesn't speak or have a good command of english.

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