Former #MissUniverseMalaysia winners want to have their say about #SamanthaKatieJames #MissUniverseMalaysia2017…

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Wednesday, 03 Jun 2020 04:29 PM MYT

BY MELANIE CHALIL

From left: Former Miss Universe Malaysia titleholders Andrea Fonseka, Kimberley Leggett, Nadine Ann Thomas, Jane Teoh and Shweta Sekhon. — Picture from Instagram/Andrea Fonseka, Kimberley Leggett, Nadine Ann Thomas, Jane Teoh, Shweta Sekhon
From left: Former Miss Universe Malaysia titleholders Andrea Fonseka, Kimberley Leggett, Nadine Ann Thomas, Jane Teoh and Shweta Sekhon. — Picture from Instagram/Andrea Fonseka, Kimberley Leggett, Nadine Ann Thomas, Jane Teoh, Shweta Sekhon

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — Bring people together and not drive them apart.

That is what Miss Universe Malaysia 2004 winner Andrea Fonseka opines public figures should be using their platforms for.

The 35-year-old National University of Singapore law graduate said:

“Malaysians recognise that there is an obligation of people in power to have sensitivities and consideration as to the effect that their message might have.”

“As a public figure, you must intend for your public messages to do good, and not harm,” she said.

James’ drew the ire of Malaysians over her racially-charged remarks on the Black Lives Matter movement that is sweeping across the US. — Pictures from Instagram/Samantha Katie James
James’ drew the ire of Malaysians over her racially-charged remarks on the Black Lives Matter movement that is sweeping across the US. — Pictures from Instagram/Samantha Katie James

For more:


https://www.malaymail.com/news/life/2020/06/03/former-miss-universe-malaysia-winners-speak-out-on-racial-discrimination-cy/1872056

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