Balli Kaur Jaswal

Balli Kaur Jaswal

Balli Kaur Jaswal's novel Sugarbread, a multigenerational story about racism in Singapore, was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize in 2018.

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Opinion | Rise in coronavirus cases brings to light Singaporeans’ racist attitudes towards foreign workers

The spread of the virus among its migrant workers living in cramped conditions has touched off a wave of blame and scapegoating in society, never mind that Singapore owes its success to this huge low-paid workforce providing many essential services.

23 Apr 2020 - 6:42AM

The spread of the virus among its migrant workers living in cramped conditions has touched off a wave of blame and scapegoating in society, never mind that Singapore owes its success to this huge low-paid workforce providing many essential services.

Rise in coronavirus cases brings to light Singaporeans’ racist attitudes towards foreign workers
Opinion | The race riots remain Singapore’s biggest bogeyman. It’s time to have an honest discussion about prejudice

A controversy in Singapore over a brownface ad and a provocative rap video has highlighted divisions in the island state, even though the government goes to great pains to promote racial harmony.

14 Aug 2019 - 9:06AM

A controversy in Singapore over a brownface ad and a provocative rap video has highlighted divisions in the island state, even though the government goes to great pains to promote racial harmony.

The race riots remain Singapore’s biggest bogeyman. It’s time to have an honest discussion about prejudice