Zero tolerance for those who incite ethnic tension

Mr Jolovan Wham, a member of the Community Action Network that organised the "Free Amos Yee" rally at the Hong Lim Park, remarked that "Amos' words did not cause any physical harm" and that "he shouldn't even be charged" ("'Free Amos Yee' event at Hong Lim Park"; Monday).  

At the same event, Reverend Miak Siew said Amos' remarks did not offend him. But just because Amos' remarks did not offend Mr Wham and Rev Miak does not mean that others may not have been offended.

Rev Siew suggested that reacting to such comments by reporting the matter to the police is not a mark of a more resilient society that embraces diversity.

I disagree.

When it comes to race and religion, there should be zero tolerance for anyone who takes these issues lightly and tries to fan ethnic tension; they should face the full force of the law.

Rajasegaran Ramasamy