Photo showing S’pore authorities making foreign workers run with scissors sparks international outrage

Posted on 25 February 2014

Human rights groups downvotes photo, condemns senseless act of violence.


A photo showing foreign workers running with scissors after being chased by Singapore authorities in the Tuas area is making the rounds on the Internet and sparking international outrage.

Human rights groups and Amnesty International have condemned this senseless pursuit, as running with scissors is very dangerous and children have been told since young not to engage in this kind of activity.

An international human rights activist, Fan Dui Zhe, said: “Foreign workers were rescued from treacherous, poverty-stricken environments in their home countries and made to go overseas to find gainful employment to better their lives.”

“But when they come to Singapore to work, they have to face similar dangers or worse.”

“Making grown men run around with scissors is equivalent to making them step on landmines or join a drug cartel.”

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  • Velvet Coddler

    Running with scissors? Dutch children do it from the time they are 3.