Thursday, August 28, 2014   

Manila asks Singapore to probe racist blog
(06-19 15:40)

The Philippines has asked Singapore authorities to take action against a blog author who suggested Singaporeans should shove Filipinos on the street and be rude to Filipino workers.
The blog, titled ''Filipino infestation in Singapore -- 5 point guide to showing displeasure without breaking the law,'' was posted at the end of May and has since been taken down. It was written anonymously and was widely shared on social media, prompting the Philippine Embassy in Singapore to appeal to the government for prompt action.
Police are investigating but gave no other details.
The incident points to growing intolerance toward migrant workers, who have largely built the wealthy city-state's impressive skyline and transport infrastructure.--AP   
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