The Amy Cheong Incident...

The repercussion from Amy Cheong's incident has set me thinking.  

Sometimes, words that come out of our mouth may inadvertently hurt someone without us realising even though the malice wasn't intended in the first place. 

While it is understandable to feel indignant by her offensive remarks (especially if you're a Malay), let's not get too personal over this. Retaliating with name-callings doesn't make us any holier than her.

There's no denying what she has done was indeed wrong, but I wonder have we Singaporeans over-reacted? I mean, is it really necessary to fire her from her job? Would a community work service have suffice?

Whatever the case, she has received her due punishment so let's be magnanimous and move on. 

The lingering shame and ridicule that she is going to live with should be punishment enough, yes?

Let Amy be a constant reminder to us that if we have nothing good to say, then say nothing at all.

I would also like to take this opportunity to apologize to anyone whom I might have hurt with my choice of words either intentionally or otherwise.

Let us all make peace and practise a little more tolerance (and perhaps some consideration too) towards one another. 

No matter what the color of our skin is, we all shed the same colored blood.