22 Dec '11, 7pm

Seng Han Thong: When an Apology Is Not One

PAP MP Seng Han Thong courted controversy when, in an interview with blogtv , he said, “I notice that the PR mention that some of the staff, because they are Malay, they are Indian, they can’t converse in English good, well enough . . .” Over at Seng Han Thong’s Facebook page, he has a Statement of Apology for what has been seen as a racist remark. It is his apology, not his original remarks, that I take issue with. This is his Statement of Apology: 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. Singaporeans of all ethnicities and backgrounds speak varying standards of English. My own Chinese-educated background gives me a special empathy for the non-English-speaking s...

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