24 Dec '11, 9am

Seng Han Thong isn't racist, says fellow MP

Seng Han Thong isn't racist, says fellow MP

SINGAPORE: Member of Parliament (MP) for Ang Mo Kio GRC Inderjit Singh said he is disappointed with the comments of fellow MP Seng Han Thong on Indian and Malay MRT staff, but is assured that he is not racist. He said in his 17 years working with Mr Seng, he has never sensed any racism in what he says and does. Mr Inderjit said he has worked closely with Mr Seng, not just as a fellow MP, but also as members of the same GRC team in Ang Mo Kio. He said he drew from experience that his colleague is not racist. Mr Inderjit shared his thoughts on Facebook on Saturday (24 Dec), in response to a netizen who asked for his views on the outcry over comments by Mr Seng in a TV programme, BlogTV. In the Channel NewsAsia programme telecast on Monday, Mr Seng had said: "I noticed that the PR mentioned that some of the staff, because they are Malays, they are Indians, they can't converse...

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