Straits Times Forum writer Priscilla Poh Beng Hoon hogged Facebook pages the past few days after making anti-Malay racist remarks. In her offending comment posted on her Facebook page, she wrote:
“The Malay language makes me vomit. Only very stupid people call for the use of this language. The most valuable languages in the world are Hebrew, English, Mandarin.”
However unlike Amos Yee, the Singapore Police did not arrest her on the very next day after she made the racist remarks wounding the feelings of the Malay minority – a charge under Sedition warranting a mandatory jail sentence.
Priscilla Poh Beng Hoon was the writer of the week in June 2013. She is also a consistent writer for the Straits Times Forum, the government-controlled newspaper. All of her posts are pro-establishment which raised questions among Singaporeans whether if she is a PAP grassroot leader.
Her most recent post was in defence of the recently-convicted pastor City Harvest Church leader Kong Hee. In her article she wrote that the church made “valuable and positive impact in the community” and defended Sun Ho saying the pop star wannabe was a kind-hearted woman who donate to charities and do community work.
Priscilla Poh Beng Hoon also attacked the Opposition parties in another letter published by Straits Times saying that the Opposition parties are just making “rowdy choruses echoing about garbage collectors and cleaners.”
There is no police investigation on Priscilla Poh currently because nobody lodged a police report against her. The Singapore’s Malay community may have expressed outrage about her comment but have yet to lodge an official complaint.