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Malay-only Elected Presidency violates fair employment practices

Posted on 18 December 2016

This is not right, Singaporeans complained.

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Thousands of complaints have been lodged with the Fair And Proper Practices In Negotiations Group (FAPPING) against a discriminatory job advertisement seeking to hire an Elected President.

The job ad called for interested parties to submit their CV and cover letter for the position, but not before adding: “Only non-Chinese need apply.”

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who recognise discrimination when they see it, said such discriminatory measures taken to limit the advancement of any individual professionally should be frowned upon and called out.

One local, Tng Lang, said: “In the 21st century, the last thing we need is to judge whether someone is fit for the job based on the colour of his skin.”

“The job ad might as well say: ‘If your surname is Tan, please don’t bother to apply.'”

“It’s the same thing.”

At press time, other Singaporeans said they are surprised such discrimination against Chinese has not been extended to the job ad for the next prime minister.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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