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Woman who made comments about race charged with public nuisance, acting against racial harmony

Woman who made comments about race charged with public nuisance, acting against racial harmony

18/6/2021 6:22:00 AM

Woman who made comments about race charged with public nuisance, acting against racial harmony

SINGAPORE: A woman who made derogatory comments about other MRT commuters based on their race was charged on Friday (Jun 18). Tan Beow Hiong was ...

BookmarkSINGAPORE: A woman who made derogatory comments about other MRT commuters based on their race was charged on Friday (Jun 18).Tan Beow Hiong was charged with one count of public nuisance and two counts of knowingly committing an act that is prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious or racial groups and disturbs or is likely to disturb the public tranquility.

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AdvertisementAdvertisementTan will be remanded for two weeks at the Institute of Mental Health for psychiatric evaluation. She was unrepresented and made a request for a lawyer under the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme.Tan's comments during an MRT journey were caught in a video that went viral in April.

In the video, she said"Malay, is it? Okay, no wonder," to another commuter. A male voice is then heard saying:"Racist."Later in the video, she said she would"never mix around with you guys because you are so different". Read more: CNA »

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Should change her name to Beh Tang Hiong eh? I always wonder: 'Does jail term/fine work?' These are people who grew up with such thoughts. I believe we need to fix this at the fundamentals. Don't know sometimes I feel like few people do this intensionally to gain attention because all people I know here treat everyone nicely. Never sense inappropriate thoughts even in regular conversations. 'Get well soon such attention seekers'

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