Social Issues

Government sets bad example

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 18 April, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 18 April, 2000, 12:00am

I was totally shocked by the news about the three men who had passed all the necessary tests but were denied government jobs because of a history of schizophrenia in their families.


It is ridiculous that there is a law to prevent discrimination, but yet the Government itself broke the law.


This action has set a very bad example for other employers as they may think that there is nothing wrong with dismissing workers or not employing applicants whose family members have mental problems.


The Government has made things worse for schizophrenics. And people with relatives who suffer from mental illness may find it hard to integrate into society.


May is a student at True Light Girls' College