The woman who made a racist post on her personal Facebook account has been sacked by her employer NTUC.
Ms Amy Cheong was the assistant director of NTUC's Membership Partnership & Alliance. She posted the offensive remark on Facebook yesterday, which subsequently went viral with some Netizens calling for her to be sacked.
And get sacked, she did.
In a statement from NTUC, Ms Cheong has been terminated with immediate effect.
Mr Lim Swee Say, NTUC's Secretary-General, said: “The NTUC takes a serious view on racial harmony in Singapore. We will not accept and have zero tolerance towards any words used or actions taken by our staff that are racially offensive."
He added: "Regrettably and rightly so, her comments have upset members of the public, including many union members.
"We are sorry that this has happened. We have counselled the staff and impressed upon her the seriousness of her action. She is remorseful and has apologised for her grave lapse of judgement.
We would like to reiterate that inclusiveness remains at the heart of the Labour Movement.”
As the furore erupted, Ms Cheong later posted an apology. She wrote: "It is in no way a reflection of NTUC and the good works it has done and is doing for its members. It was my own bad judgement for which I truly regret... I truly do not mean to be judgmental or critical. I am truly sorry."
She has also replied and apologised to various people on Twitter.