Talking about race S’pore style

In Uncategorized on 02/06/2017 at 10:19 am

This was posted on FB by ex-Joshua Chiang (once a TOC editor and now resident in Cambodia).

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But contrary to what people like anti-PAP activist Teo Soh Lung, and her buddy, Jeannette Chong post regularly on FB, our men in blue did us proud:

The Investigation Officer and I agreed that I am absolutely against racial violence of any sort and, instead, was only seeking a healthy and productive discussion for the betterment of Singapore’s media landscape and society*.


I’ve not posted on Shrey’s comments and the comments that followed because as my FB avatar put in

Bet u if he had knowingly auditioned for a hard core porn movie, he’d complain that he was asked to show his private parts. Come on he knew the kind of stuff that Ah Boys To Men 4 would feature.

To which I’ll add: There’s a time and place to discuss the racial stereotyping that S’poreans of all races (including Aryan skinned Indians) casually and unthinkingly indulge in; but Shrey’s comments are not the place to begin the conversation. Keep the angst etc for another, better occasion.

*He went on “Specifically, I wanted Singaporeans to engage in dialogue regarding the inclusion of minorities in the media, as well as to tackle the issue of casual racism in order to create a more inclusive and harmonious Singapore.”

  1. Social media is very easy. It can have no context, no proportion, no appropriateness. It can be totally ignorant of reality.

    That’s why to be famous, all you need to do is talk some crap, and later just say “but i trying to start a discussion” or “i trying to put the issue on the table, it’s a pity we can’t talk about it”.

    But if you want to start a debate, it has to be on a level and context that relates to the everyday person. Otherwise it’s just your own little merry go round with your usual online clique responding. That’s what a lot of Singaporean especially online “commentators” and cybernuts routinely engage in.

    • Meaning to say if you want to start something for people to talk about, it has to be something that people WANT to talk about.

      Otherwise you will just be like Tan Kin Lian ownself ask question ownself happy on his facebook page, those that no one cares to answer or discuss.

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