Tag Archives: Minorities

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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CHERIAN GEORGE: LEE KUAN YEW WAS A BULWARK FOR MINORITIES IN S’PORE

But minorities never needed to doubt this: Lee was an unshakeable bulwark against majoritarian tendencies that could have easily overwhelmed Singapore. Malay/Muslims make up only 15% and Indians 7% of the population. For decades, the risk of a Chinese chauvinist party playing the race/language card posed the single biggest threat to PAP dominance. This fact is lost on most of the Western press, who self-aggrandisingly like to believe that they were Lee’s bête noire.

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