Kirsten Han is a Singaporean blogger, journalist and filmmaker. She is also involved in the We Believe in Second Chances campaign for the abolishment of the death penalty. A social media junkie, she tweets at @kixes. The views expressed are her own.
There’s been no shortage of patronising attitudes towards South Asian migrant workers in the aftermath of the Little India Riot.
We've seen their countries denigrated, their manners dismissed as “Third World” and not as civilised as ours.
We've seen them stereotyped as alcoholics, justifying pointless discussions about keeping them away from booze. Private bus services providing them transport between their dorms and Little India were reduced.
“Alternative activities” are being encouraged to keep the workers indoors, since they apparently can no longer be trusted to handle themselves.
But this one takes the cake, methinks -- free yoga classes, as reported by Channel News Asia! Organised by the Art of Living Centre, the men are taughtRead More »from COMMENT: Will free yoga lessons really help foreign workers?