Anti-Chinese sentiment in Singapore up following Ferrari crash caused by Sichuan
Date Published: 05/18/2012
Kenneth Tan, Shanghaiist, May 16, 2012
On May 13, a man from Sichuan, China who had immigrated to Singapore killed himself and two others speeding through a red light in a red Ferrari. Two others were badly hurt in the collision. Video of the accident was captured by a camera in another car at the scene. Ma Chi, the driver, had purchased the $1.4 million car for his 30th birthday. His passenger was a hostess from a karoke parlor. Two people in the cab he hit were killed. In response, much anti-Chinese sentiment has been expressed on websites. Singapore's population has increased dramatically since 2000 as the government has sought newcomers to compensate for a low birth rate among native Singaporeans. (cd)
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