Friday, June 15, 2007

Anti-Discrimination, Singaporean Style

So Singapore is finally getting serous about racial discrimination. Recently the government has annoucned new guidelines to try and ensure that discrimination doesn't occur. Commendable effort, but unless it is actually backed up by statute law, the author believes it will be a failure.

I mean, many other bloggers have complained about ads that essentially state 'chinese only need apply' (abliet in code) through things like "must be able to speak mandarin" (the company does no business with mainland china) or "chinese working environment" and so forth.

So my question is this: if you are a non-chinese living in singapore and you are discriminated against in a job selection process, what recourse do you have?

Therein lies the crux of the problem.

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