Daily Archives: 2012-03-26

Racially insensitive comment by poly student

~by: Jewel Philemon~ Shimun Lai, a 19-year-old student allegedly pursuing the Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography at Nanyang Polytechnic, supposedly tweeted a racially insensitive comment about a minority race in Singapore, which has now gone viral in the social media. Earlier today, TOC tried to get in touch with Ms Lai to seek clarification on the issue, but she has yet to respond …

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One man's prioritisation is another's discrimination

~ By Tan Kin Lian ~ I read about the priority scheme for Primary 1 registration with mixed feelings. While I am happy for Singapore citizens who get priority over permanent residents (PRs), I have empathy for the latter as they will now be discriminated against. Of course, the PRs enjoy not having to serve National Service, but there is …

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