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Singapore: Against Foam Sprays

Attacked by aerosol foam spray and gripped by the fear of being groped by foreign workers during New Year's on Orchard Road, Singapore's Xiaxue starts an online petition to ban them from the city-state.

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  • […] Recall Xiaxue, who soon after New Year’s 2006 started an online petition to ban aerosol foam sprays from Singapore after unhappy encounters with both foam sprays and Bangladeshi foreign workers on New Year’s Eve? No you don’t. But many Singapore bloggers do. Some have accused her of thinly-veiled racism against South Asians. The controversy continues to reverberate, with recent accusations that she has misused her editorial privileges at Singapore blog aggregator tomorrow.sg to redact comments critical of her. Last year, Singapore prosecuted several bloggers for racist comments. Unfortunately for Xiaxue, an extremely popular local blogger, she could prove to be a tempting target. […]

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