Updated: 06/20/2014 22:36

Manpower Minister glad hate-filled blog directed at Filipinos has been taken down



Manpower Minister glad hate-filled blog directed at Filipinos has been taken down

Manpower Minister Tan Chuan Jin says he is glad that a blog containing hate-filled comments directed at the Filipino community here, has been taken down. 

Google had removed the blog called "Blood Stained Singapore" on Wednesday - a day after the Philippine Embassy in Singapore spoke out against it. 

In a post on his Facebook page today, Mr Tan says such blogs do not reflect who we are as a people. 

Mr Tan says there are many things posted on the internet that we may not always like, but we should not accept it when it crosses a line. 

He says the issue was not about freedom of speech or a debate about immigration or foreign workforce policy. 

Rather, it was about racism and xenophobia, and he emphasised that there is no place for racists and xenophobes in Singapore.

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