24 Dec '11, 3am

Malay MPs criticise fellow MP Seng Han Thong's remarks on train drivers

Malay MPs criticise fellow MP Seng Han Thong's remarks on train drivers

Mr Zaqy Mohamad said the saga showed that politicians or public figures 'need to improve our own communication skills, not just the SMRT staff, especially in sensing the ground and sensitivities with respect to beliefs and race'. -- ST FILE PHOTOS By Toh Yong Chuan Another two Malay People's Action Party (PAP) MPs have weighed in on the controversy that erupted over remarks made by fellow MP Seng Han Thong on a TV talk show. Mr Zainal Sapari and Mr Zaqy Mohamad made separate postings on Facebook on Friday that distanced themselves from Mr Seng's comments that the lack of proficiency in English of Malay and Indian train drivers deterred them from making train announcements. Mr Seng said he had been refuting a remark by an SMRT officer. Both Mr Zainal and Mr Zaqy on Friday criticised Mr Seng's remarks, which some Netizens had said were 'racist'. Mr Zainal, MP for Pasir Ris-P...

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