Kudos to S'pore Govt for swift action against imam

Kudos to the Singapore Government for the swift and effective handling of the controversial remarks by Imam Nalla Mohamed Abdul Jameel (Imam visits synagogue to apologise for offensive remarks; April 3).

I admire Singapore's commitment to nurture its multicultural and multi-religious ethos.

However, as an Indian, I found Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob's comments to be a bit confusing. She had said: "He also realised that what he had lifted from his home town in India may not be so applicable here. Probably, he didn't know, or quite understand, the context of Singapore society."

Isn't hate speech exactly that anywhere in the world? It is not so applicable in India either. The Constitution of India ensures that.

Sudhakar Vijayan