30 Apr '16, 9am

Singapore bakery fires employee for discriminatory remarks

SINGAPORE (AP) — A halal bakery chain in Singapore has fired an employee for making discriminatory remarks against a Malay job seeker. PrimaDeli, which has 40 outlets across the island nation, apologized Friday and said it had dismissed the employee. Authorities in Singapore have routinely clamped down on those who stir anti-foreign and racial hatred in the predominantly ethnic Chinese city-state. Singapore's population is 74.3 percent Chinese, 13.3 percent Malay and 9.1 percent Indian, according to official statistics. Reaction to a Facebook posting by the job seeker detailing the incident sparked an uproar, with reaction continuing to stream in on Saturday. In her post, Sarah Carmariah said she had interviewed for the position of cake decorator earlier in the week. The process involved meeting the head of the baking department to demonstrate coating a cake, she said. Ges...

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