Facebook user draws flak for posting disparaging remarks about Filipinos

Facebook user draws flak for posting disparaging remarks about Filipinos

SINGAPORE - She described Filipinos as "poor", "smelly from cleaning toilets" and "uneducated".

She also mocked Miss Philippines Megan Young, 23, for winning the Miss World 2013 in Bali on Sept 28.

Using the name Devina DeDiva, her racial slurs, posted on her Facebook social networking timeline, invoked the ire of netizens and prompted one Singaporean to lodge a police report.

Ms Devina had posted: "Miss Philippines is Miss World? What a joke! I did not know those maids have anything else in them Ha Ha Ha." The post attracted 20 likes and 468 shares within a day.

It was not clear when she posted the status update as the latest search for the Facebook account turned up a message that said the page was unavailable. It is likely the page was removed.

But outraged netizens were able to capture screenshots of the post and its comments before the account was deleted.

Others have tried to establish Ms Devina's identity. She was initially thought to be an Indian national, but was later said to be a Singaporean Indian.

She is said to be a student at SIM University and also works as a laboratory analyst.

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