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No place for racists and xenophobes in Singapore: Tan Chuan-Jin

Published on Jun 20, 2014 3:49 PM
 
Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin has weighed in on the removal of the vicious blog targeting the Filipino population in Singapore. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin has weighed in on the removal of the vicious blog targeting the Filipino population in Singapore.

Mr Tan said in a post on Facebook that he was glad the blog titled "Blood Stained Singapore", had been taken down by Google, and lamented its hateful content, which had included a list of ways to be nasty to Filipinos here without breaking the law.

"This is not about freedom of speech or a debate about immigration or foreign workforce policy," he said. "This is about racism and xenophobia and there is no place for racists and xenophobes in our society."

Mr Tan added that Singapore has "always been an open society" attracting various people from all over the world. "Vile and vicious blogs like this do not reflect who we are as a people and we should make a stand and call it out when we see it," he said. "I am glad that the blog has been taken down. The Police is investigating."

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