24 Dec '11, 12pm

[ST] MP Seng Han Thong 'not a racist': Shanmugam

Member of Parliament (MP) Seng Han Thong 'is not a racist', Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam said on Saturday. On a controversy that has erupted over Mr Seng's comments on a BlogTV programme, Mr Shanmugam said Mr Seng's mistake was in misquoting what an SMRT officer had said on train drivers' lack of proficiency in English. The SMRT officer had drawn a link between the communications failure during last week's train breakdowns and train drivers' lack of proficiency in English. Mr Shanmugam said: 'The key point is that Mr Seng Han Thong referred to the SMRT officer's statement in order to rebut it, to say that he, Seng Han Thong, disagreed with it.'

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