Police warn activist Sangeetha Thanapal over racist remarks

Activist Sangeetha Thanapal, known here for coining the term "Chinese privilege", has been given a stern warning by the police over remarks on Facebook that promoted feelings of ill will and hostility between races.

The 36-year-old Singaporean, who lives in Melbourne where she is a researcher, was investigated this month when she returned to Singapore on Jan 2, the police confirmed with The Straits Times yesterday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 30, 2019, with the headline 'Police warn activist over racist remarks'. Print Edition | Subscribe