#RacismInSG – Another Racist Remark – Amy Cheong – Who Works In NTUC Membership Office !

Profile Link – Amy Cheong

Beginning to have impression that there are more racist chinese because the fact that they are majority and less tolerant as they were been and always gotten things their way. Democracy goes by the vote and yes they are the majority in any case, so where is the equality to that heh?

We just had Adelyn Hosehbo case with such racist remarks, how many more will pour in, i am very keen to pin up in my blog. Seems like all of them got away scratchless despite it is an offense by law!

*** Updates 2012 10 08 2:20AM ***

Dear fans of NTUC Membership, we have been alerted of an inappropriate comment, allegedly made by one of our staff recently. This matter is being investigated and we will have a report in due course. This is a serious concern to all of us and will be addressed shortly. The Labour Movement centers on inclusivity and we will not accept words or action of any of our staff that is insensitive or offending to any community.

Original Post Here

Keen to know the details. I think on recent events, due to the fact such offenders has gotten away scorch free, more of of them are being bold in commenting on social network spaces – cowardly. Trying citing it out loud at Speaker’s Corner LAH!

 

Oh NTUC – > you might want to change your cover photo to something more racially balanced too =)

 

*** Update 2012 10 08 1:05PM ***

Official Post from NTUC Membership Page

The National Trades Union Congress has issued an official statement in response to this matter. Below is the address by Mr Lim Swee Say, Secretary-General, NTUC:

“The NTUC takes a serious view on racial harmony in Singapore. We will not accept and have zero tolerance towards any words used or actions taken by our staff that are racially offensive.

NTUC has terminated with immediate effect the s

ervices of Ms Amy Cheong, Assistant Director, Membership Department after establishing with her that she did post offensive comments on her personal Facebook page on 7 October 2012.Regrettably and rightly so, her comments have upset members of the public, including many union members. We are sorry that this has happened. We have counselled the staff and impressed upon her the seriousness of her action. She is remorseful and has apologised for her grave lapse of judgement.We would like to reiterate that inclusiveness remains at the heart of the Labour Movement.”


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40 thoughts on “#RacismInSG – Another Racist Remark – Amy Cheong – Who Works In NTUC Membership Office !”

  1. Am so amused that in her 'about her' now, it reads 'The postings on this site are my own and do not represent any organisation I am associated with”. WOW. Like that all can do something wrong and say the same thing. Doesn't she realise that society is not as forgiving. dumb woman.

    1. She should understand that the internet has greater power and much effect in reality if used it wrongly. Always try and refrain from expressing unnecessary comments though at times our fingers might be typing out faster than we can think. Just like our mouth says out words faster before we can re-evaluate the message that we intend to send out.

  2. Just like in the case of 17 year old Guan Huai Shi in December 2005. She should be charged under the Sedition Act for posting anti-malay racist remarks online. If charged she could face SGD$5,000 in fines and jailed.

  3. Her opinion is solely hers and don't belong to all chinese -- I do agree that she went overboard and deserves whatever comes to her way.So I hope that you keep the comment about "more racist chinese" to yrself as your no better yrself if u join the crowd to fan this situation. Pls don't let 1-2 black sheeps ruin the harmony.

    1. Right on sister, right on. A lot of us Chinese have very good friends and neighbours who are Malay and I for one, am proud of the racial harmony we enjoy here in Singapore. Don't let this misguided lady cause any friction and don't let this branch out into other forms of racial disharmony here. PEACE!

    2. Yes, I definitely agree with Kaylie and Alvin here. There's no point fanning this issue further since the culprit has already been brought to justice and the authority is aware of it and is dealing with it right now. We live in a civilized society with law and order, hence when we encounter something which is in appropriate like this, just alert the authority and let them deal with it. Do not cause unnecessary escalation that we might regret later. Just be vigilant, report, and move on peacefully. The peace that we all enjoy now doesn't come cheap and so many lives has been sacrificed to get to where we are all now. So treasure it and keep it safe so that we honor those that has laid their lives for us. Peace!

  4. It happens when one race outnumber the rest of the races and hold majority in almost everything. Just look at the opposite shore where you can find the reverse roles being portryed of majority bullying minorities. Life isn't fair, is it?

    1. I don't agree~~ don't associate and fan this to another different issues. I have malay friends and I don't think that they're bullying us. It's just done by certain black sheeps -- so don't say the majority agrees to this conduct

    2. As a minority race, it would be unavoidable that some would think that the majority race are bullying them or being unfair to them. Therefore as part of the majority race, we should be extra careful and sensitive towards what we say and do so we don't risk hurting our brothers and sisters.

  5. come Amy Cheong [email protected]$ my d^%# and see loong it last! u damn MILF!

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  7. indeed shameless, brainless and hopeless woman! most of the times, Chinese ghost festival, 7mth prayer and chinese wedding produced longer and louder "music", yet our fellow malay community show us the tolerance and respect. So what the hell is Amy Cheong complaining! In fact, personally find malay wedding so lovely, during the preparation, all the friends and relatively will gather together to cook and catch up. and the songs they played and sing are heart-warming.

  8. *** NTUC have done their part, now where are the law enforcers? ***

    The National Trades Union Congress has issued an official statement in response to this matter. Below is the address by Mr Lim Swee Say, Secretary-General, NTUC:

    "The NTUC takes a serious view on racial harmony in Singapore. We will not accept and have zero tolerance towards any words used or actions taken by our staff that are racially offensive.

    NTUC has terminated with immediate effect the s.
    ervices of Ms Amy Cheong, Assistant Director, Membership Department after establishing with her that she did post offensive comments on her personal Facebook page on 7 October 2012.

    Regrettably and rightly so, her comments have upset members of the public, including many union members. We are sorry that this has happened. We have counselled the staff and impressed upon her the seriousness of her action. She is remorseful and has apologised for her grave lapse of judgement.

    We would like to reiterate that inclusiveness remains at the heart of the Labour Movement."

  9. My Malay friends, rest assured that we the Chinese here are behind you. When Amy Cheong insulted you, she has also insulted us and the whole human race too. Ignore her and focus on our unity, our harmony and our lives ya? Amy is not Chinese, don't think she is even human, she is just an alien race (as are all racists). She is not a part of us! WE DON'T KNOW HER! Besok Best!

  10. Maybe this girl on period at the moment she's posted the comment. No biggies. As a Malay I don't feel offended. But, try to put your words in nice sentences that will be good. I pray for a better Malaysia. I hope we are the better Malaysian. =)

  11. Noise, you say, Amy? Here's more for you!
    You, my Malay friends, are sweet as Madu. No prizes for guessing who the poison is here!

  12. I really didnt expect this post would attract that much attention. Anyways, i am not attacking the whole community of chinese, i am just expressing my opinion on recent strings of events of racial remarks that somewhat / visibly came from chinese individuals. I keep such post open and reasonably uncensored as i dearly admire open discussion and constructive criticism. not personal attacks

  13. I really didnt expect this post would attract that much attention. Anyways, i am not attacking the whole community of chinese, i am just expressing my opinion on recent strings of events of racial remarks that somewhat / visibly came from chinese individuals. I keep such post open and reasonably uncensored as i dearly admire open discussion and constructive criticism. not personal attacks

    1. haha, you will never want to work in NTUC man. I used to work for one of their co-operative … tsk ..cannot make it. The culture, the mentality … for those who have been so used to work for foreign MNCs esp the U.S or French ones, u will never go back to such places to work =P

  14. Hatred still alive bits and pieces. But glad to see such incident received strong oppose from organization and national level in short period. Unlike in Malaysia, racial hatred is allow for political mean and will be rewarded.

    1. I don’t know why the people are so irrelevant about the races or caste. Every person who have taken birth on this plan have right to live according to him.No other person have right to hurt the others feeling on context of the race

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