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Mediacorp fined $6,300 for using derogatory term on air

Published on May 14, 2014 5:33 PM
 
On March 20, Mediacorp radio deejay Joe Augustin used a derogatory term on Ms Cassandra Chiu, who is blind, for complaining that the visually-impaired were being discriminated against and denied food at McDonald's. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LATASHNI GOBI NATHAN

A fine of $6,300 has been slapped on Mediacorp by the Media Development Authority (MDA) for its deejay's use of a derogatory term on air.

On March 20, Mediacorp radio deejay Joe Augustin used a derogatory term on Ms Cassandra Chiu, who is blind, for complaining that the visually-impaired were being discriminated against and denied food at McDonald's.

Ms Chiu, who moves around with a guide dog, had earlier posted on Facebook that she was refused free muffins at the fast food outlet because she is blind.

Ms Chiu has been vocal on social media about being rejected at local establishments, such as clothing store Forever 21 and ice-cream shop Haagen-Dazs, because her guide dog was not allowed in.

 
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