After a Malay entrepreneur Ms Diana Hairul, emailed Tampines 1 mall to ask about rental of space for a Malay road show, the mall replied saying they “are not so keen to run a Malay road show as our target audience are mainly Chinese. We regret to inform you that we are unable to rent a space to you.”

In multi-cultural Singapore, this can be seen as discrimination against the Malay community. It is also poor business sense as many would know that Tampines is a bustling town patronised by all races and nationalities, including many Malays.

The mall has since issued an apology to Ms Diana. They claim that “under no circumstances is Tampines 1 discriminating against any race and the management would not tolerate such a position.” It added that the staff has been dealt with appropriately, but did not reveal what it means by that.

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