A previous college speaker in Singapore has actually openly apologised to an Indian-Singaporean male for making racist remarks over the latter’s relationship with a non-Indian female.
On June 5, Dave Parkash, a half-Indian and half-Filipino Singaporean, was challenged by Tan Boon Lee, a previous speaker atNgee Ann Polytechnic When Lee saw Parkash with his sweetheart, who is half-Chinese and half-Thai, he declared himself a racist and informed Parkash that he was likewise racist for not weding an Indian lady.
Parkash later on published that video on his Facebook wall, which went viral, amassing over 530,000 views and over 10,000 remarks.
“My girlfriend and I were confronted by a man who told us that we should only be dating people of our race. He called himself a racist and even blamed us for being racist just because my girlfriend and I are from different races. He humiliated us in public by shaming both her and I like as though we did something wrong. I come from a mixed-race background and so is my girlfriend. We both are mixed race but we are proud to be Singaporeans. I feel we shouldn’t be publicly shamed just because of our skin colour,” Parkash stated in the post.
Lee, 60, who is now under authorities examination over the event, has actually made a public apology to Parkash and his sweetheart through his legal representatives. “On June 5, 2021, I had an encounter in public with Mr Dave Parkash and his partner,Ms Jacqueline Ho During that experience, I made a number of unwanted remarks about cross-cultural relationships. The remarks were undesirable. I am deeply sorry for what I stated,”