18 Jan '11, 3am

25.9% of South-east Asian immigrants in S.Korea have faced discrimination, more than any other group: Poll

Passengers wait in line at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul. A poll shows that one in four South-east Asians living in South Korea has experienced discrimination. -- PHOTO: REUTERS ONE in four South-east Asians living in South Korea has experienced discrimination, more than triple the corresponding figure for foreigners from OECD countries, according to a poll released on Tuesday. According to the survey conducted by the Seoul Development Institute (SDI) on 333 foreign nationals living in the capital, 25.9 per cent of South-east Asian immigrants have faced discrimination, compared to 8.2 per cent of foreigners from OECD nations, including the US, Japan and countries in Europe. Twenty per cent of immigrants from North-east Asian nations, such as China and Taiwan, were also treated differently, the survey said. Out of the total respondents, 32.7 per cent have bee...

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