Tag Archives: Mandarin

SINGING COMPETION THE VOICE REQUIRES ONLY CONTESTANTS WHO CAN SPEAK MANDARIN

I really don't understand how the producers of The Voice Singapore / Malaysia think it is alright to have the contest with the requirement that the contestants speak Mandarin. If this is not marginlisation of the minority races, then I don't know the meaning of marginalisation. The producers have said that they acquired the rights for the licence in Mandarin, because it is more commercially viable, and that the show is open to all races, so long as they are fluent in Mandarin and are able to perform Mandarin songs. Conversation between judges and contestants are also in Mandarin. This is just ridiculous. How can a melting port of culture and races that is Singapore and Malaysia, be reduced to a competition that requires Mandarin speakers only? Commercial gains over race and culture? This is another good example why people think Singapore is part of China.

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REPUBLIC POLY PRC LECTURER TAUGHT HER SCIENCE LESSONS IN MANDARIN

This was shared by my son who attended RP's diploma course as a guinea pig in renewable energy. During one of the semester, a PRC lady was lecturing the class in Chinese/Mandarin and the class consists of PRCs and locals. Almost 80% don't know what she was lecturing about especially the Mandarin twang from PRC.

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SOFT DRINK GIANT YEOS DISCRIMINATES AGAINST LOCALS & NON-CHINESE JOB APPLICANTS

Our reader noticed that each of the job advertisements needed the job applicant to be bilingual in both Mandarin and English. He says that this is blatant discrimination against the non-Chinese minorities in Singapore. He also noticed that under the Logistics Executive position, Yeos says it expects candidates to have an education qualification of Form 5 and above. Form 5 is a Malaysia educational standard, and it is obvious that the advertisement on the Singapore website is aimed at foreign Malaysian Chinese workers.

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WHY ARE OUR SG GOVERNMENT GRANTS EXPLAINED IN CHINESE?

I am a Singaporean Malay business owner and was looking through the Government website to find out more about grants that maybe can help my company. To my horrow, I see some grants which come under SPRING Singapore that maybe apply to my business that was explained in Chinese. I thought English is the business language in Singapore? Why are these grants being uploaded online in chinese? Is this even legal?

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