24 Jul '16, 12pm

It's Personal for a Singapore Property Entrepreneur Who's Taking a Stand Against Racial Discrimination

Take the pledge. ‘Regardless of Race’ campaign. Photo from 99.co An Internet entrepreneur has launched a campaign to fight “rental racial discrimination” in Singapore after being rejected by some property owners just because his wife is Indian. Darius Cheung, founder of property listing website 99.co, wrote about how his search for an apartment made him realize the prevalence of racism in Singapore. He narrated how some property agents and landlords lost interest in dealing with him after learning that his pregnant wife is originally from India. He is married to Indian-Singaporean Roshni Mahtani, an entrepreneur who founded the parenting website theAsianparent . At first, Darius was surprised that some agents were not responding to his inquiries. One agent gave a vague reply: “Profile doesn’t match”. After asking the agent to elaborate, he got this answer: Sorry your wife ...

Full article: https://globalvoices.org/2016/07/22/its-personal-for-a-si...

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