Sydney, 15 March, 2017
I am concerned that some people are using SMH Facebook Page to racially abuse Indians. Gross generalisations are being used. See the comments after the article in SMH Facebook page.
Some of the Comments: “Lying, deceitful, dishonest Dhotti is the real description”
“The reason I don’t go Indian doctors”
“Indian scams are known worldwide”
“If there is Indians involved it is probably a rort”
This is irrational, offensive, inappropriate and unacceptable. SMH should monitor its comments section.
Shyam Acharya represents a miniscule number of people who are into scams, frauds and bad behaviour. He can not be used as a tool to racially abuse hard working and decent members of our community, who, I believe, constitute the vast majority (99.99%) of our people.
We are angry with fraudsters just as any other Australian is. We want Australian Authorities to prosecute scammers with full force of law and punish them with stringent penalties.
Our Press release: NOT JUST FINES, JAIL TERMS SHOULD ALSO BE GIVEN TO FAKE DOCTORS Final
Australian systems and processes must be strengthened to make them effective in stopping and detecting fraudulent activities.
Dr Yadu Singh