22 Dec '11, 10pm

What's the deal about the Seng Han Thong saga? Yawning Bread and Cherian George weigh in

What's the deal about the Seng Han Thong saga? Yawning Bread and Cherian George weigh in

In an update to my blog, I clarified that I wasn’t trying to suggest that TOC was wrong to highlight Seng’s remarks. However, they should have stuck to the facts – an MP and union leader making extremely ill-judged remarks, which he attributed to an SMRT rep. Halimah did this in her response, without being any less hard-hitting. The main reason I feel strongly about this because when we cry “racism” and it’s not verifiable, it undermines the anti-racism cause. It makes it too easy for the unconscious racists and outright bigots to claim, see, the commentators have some other agenda. In this case, many Singaporeans will come away concluding that TOC was using the episode to further its anti-PAP agenda. This becomes another excuse “for not looking into ourselves”, as you correctly put it, Alex. I think that opinion shapers should reserve their anti-racism shots for slam-dunk...

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