Singapore will pass new laws to combat racism, workplace discrimination: PM Lee

Singapore will introduce new laws to deal with racial and workplace discrimination, and in a widely expected landmark move, will allow Muslim nurses to wear the Islamic headscarf to work, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Sunday.The state of Singapore’s vaunted social harmony, put under the microscope recently amid a slew of racist episodes during the Covid-19 pandemic, was keenly in focus as Lee addressed residents in the National Day Rally, an annual televised policy speech.The measures…