Singapore’s incumbent Law Minister K Shanmugam has indicated an intention to lodge a police report against Sangeetha Thanapal for a comment he described as “inaccurate and seditious”.
Thanapal had written a Facebook post criticising comments that Shanmugam had made about Malaysian schools. In it, she suggested that he was an “Islamaphobic bigot who thinks Malay-Muslims are a threat.”
She also raised the issue of Chinese Special Assistance Programmes (SAP) schools in Singapore, saying that although these schools were also not racially integrated with minority groups, there was no concern that they were too Chinese.
The post has been taken down, and Thanapal has said that she is seeking legal advice.
Shanmugam has since said that he holds no “personal animosity” against her and asked to get in touch.