Dr Ng Eng Hen urges netizens to speak up against ‘bigotry’
Posted by temasektimes on July 9, 2012
Speaking at the first Orange Ribbon Walk organized by a pro-PAP civil group, Dr Ng said Singaporeans should nip racial and religious intolerance.
“We should not let the few with divisive words erode the confidence and trust many have built over the years,” he said.
He added that the ‘silent majority’ who value religious and racial harmony need to ‘speak up’ against ‘unjust’ and ‘bigoted’ views.
Dr Ng was speaking in the aftermath of the arrest of two 17 year old Singaporean males last week for posting racist remarks on Facebook.
Being the alternative news site with the highest readership in Singapore, the Temasek Times strongly condemn all forms of racism and bigotry. However we urge the authorities to be FAIR and JUST in the application of the laws – so far, only Singaporeans were arrested for posting racist remarks while foreigners making worse remarks were let off the hook.