On 19 October 2013, I posted an email on this blog, titled, “Stoking hatred and ill will”, which I had sent to the following:
– Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim.
– Acting Minister for Manpower, Tan Chuan Jin.
– Minister of State, MCI, Sim Ann
– Perm Sec, MCI
The email was in response to various government ministers’ accusations of netizens “stoking hate and ill will”, in the words of Manpower Minister Tan Chuan Jin.
In that email, I highlighted instances of the mainstream media engaging in seemingly xenophobic and racist behaviour in its reports.
The Press Secretary to the Minister of MCI replied to the email on 31 October, almost 2 weeks after the email was sent.
Here is the content of that email, and my subsequent response: Continue reading “Stoking hatred and ill will – MCI replies”