23 Dec '11, 5am

Public figures need to improve communication skills: Zaqy Mohamad

Public figures need to improve communication skills: Zaqy Mohamad

SINGAPORE: MP Chua Chu Kang GRC Zaqy Mohamad said politicians and public figures need to improve their own communication skills, especially in sensing the ground and the sensitivities with respect to beliefs and race. He shared his thoughts in a post on Facebook on Friday, in response to the outcry on comments by MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC Seng Han Thong in a TV programme, BlogTV. In the Channel NewsAsia programme telecast on Monday, Mr Seng has said: "I noticed that the PR mentioned that some of the staff, because they are Malays, they are Indians, they can't converse in English well enough." His comment drew ire from netizens, who perceived it as suggesting as SMRT staff failed to communicate with commuters during the two massive service disruptions last week because of their ethnicity. Mr Zaqy said in his Facebook post that he agreed that the comments were unwarranted and sa...

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