Updated: 05/28/2014 22:49

Civil society groups say there's rising racism and xenophobia in Singapore



Civil society groups say there's rising racism and xenophobia in Singapore

Twelve civil society organisations and activists have raised their concern about what they see as a surge of racism and xenophobia in Singapore.
In a statement issued to the media, they said it threatens the human rights of all, especially migrants and the health of our political conversation. 

The groups include AWARE, Function 8, HOME, MARUAH and TWC2 as well as several individuals. 

They said that the key to addressing the economic frustrations felt by many Singaporeans is to amend the economic policies and structures that cause worsening economic inequality and marginalisation. 

They added that focusing on immigrants does not contribute to these structural changes and instead creates an unsafe and divisive society.

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