Chan Chun Sing praises Singaporeans for reacting ‘well’ to Amy Cheong saga
Posted by temasektimes on October 14, 2012
Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing has lavished generous praise on Singaporeans, in particular, the Malay-Muslim community for reacting to the Amy Cheong saga in a ‘mature, calm and collected manner.’
Mr Chan said he is proud of the majority’s response, which “speaks well of the community and speaks well of Singapore”.
Speaking at the 10th anniversary celebrations of Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circles (IRCC), Mr Chan cited this as an example of how the public should respond when there is a crisis.
“We should respond in a calm and justified manner so that two wrongs don’t become a right. But in how we respond, it says much more about us as a people, as a society than the actual words that we may use,” said Mr Chan.
A former high-ranking director at NTUC, Amy Cheong was sacked after she posted disparaging comments about the Malay wedding on her personal Facebook.
Her comments sparked a massive outcry in cyberspace with many netizens condemning her for it, but what is unusual is the fact that several senior ministers chipped in to condemn her as well, including the Prime Minister.
Amy Cheong who is an Australian citizen has since returned to Perth.