22 Dec '11, 4am

Seng Han Thong apologises for comments on #SMRT staff made during blog TV programme

Seng Han Thong apologises for comments on #SMRT staff made during blog TV programme

Ang Mo Kio GRC MP Seng Han Thong apologised on Thursday morning for comments he made during a blog TV programme. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Royston Sim Ang Mo Kio GRC MP Seng Han Thong apologised on Thursday morning for comments he made during a blog TV programme. In it, he quoted an unnamed public relations staff, saying, 'I noticed that the PR mentioned that some of the (SMRT) staff, because they are Malay, they are Indian, they can't converse in English well enough, so that also deters them, but I think we accept broken English.' In his statement of apology, Mr Seng said: 'In my interview with blogtv.sg, I made a regrettable mistake in my language, which may be misconstrued as me saying that people speak bad English because of their ethnicity. I sincerely apologise to all Singaporeans, who have been offended by this error.' He noted that Singaporeans of all ethnici...

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