22 Dec '11, 7am

MP Seng Han Thong's remarks - on SMRT staff's language barriers - sparks online furore

SINGAPORE - A statement by Member of Parliament Seng Han Thong has sparked an online furore. It has also elicited a sharp rebuke from Minister of State for Community Development Youth and Sports Madam Halimah Yacob who said it was "inappropriate and unfair". Mr Seng, an MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC, has since apologised for the remark he made on Channel NewsAsia's "BlogTV" programme on Monday, where he said he was told by SMRT public relations that "some of the staff - because they are Malay, they are Indian - can't converse in English well enough". Netizens had responded by calling for him to clarify his comments. In her Facebook posting on Thursday morning, Madam Halimah said several friends also raised concerns. She said she was "disturbed by the remarks", even though Mr Seng was repeating what someone else said. She said: "Having worked in the labour movement for 33 years, I ...

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MP Seng Han Thong's remarks spark online furore

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channelnewsasia.com 22 Dec '11, 10am

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tnp.sg 23 Dec '11, 1am

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journalism.sg 23 Dec '11, 9am

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straitstimes.com 24 Dec '11, 11pm

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straitstimes.com 24 Dec '11, 3am

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