Singaporean to get $15k payout in Australia race abuse case
Australian court finds lawyer's tirade against S'porean to be racist
A Singaporean security officer is in line for a five-figure compensation payout after he was racially abused in Australia.
Mr R. Kanapathy, 55, was branded "a Singaporean p***k", accused of having "short man syndrome" and told to go back where he came from, during the rant by a female lawyer.
He will now receive A$12,500 (S$14,600) after an Australian court found that her tirade was racist because it was linked to his country of origin.
The argument broke out in 2009 after the lawyer Megan Maree in de Braekt refused to be searched before entering the Central Law Courts building in Perth.