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AsiaOne Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012

SINGAPORE – Seagate has posted a statement on its Facebook page saying that it will investigate a Facebook posting by one of its employees which allegedly labelled Singaporeans as ‘rotten’.

The statement read: “It has come to Seagate’s attention that one of our employees has posted an update on his personal Facebook page that is derogatory.

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“We deeply apologise for this and would like to make it clear that he was speaking in his individual capacity and the post does not reflect Seagate’s policy of inclusion and respect for communities in every country we are present in.”

The post has since garnered 252 comments, 206 ‘likes’ and 36 shares.

In the Facebook posting by the Seagate employee, the employee allegedly labelled locals as ‘rotten’ and that Filipinos ‘are here to stay’.

The employee also said that most of these ‘rotten’ locals are working under foreigners ‘while they are in their own country’ and that was why ‘they are bitter’.

Seagate said that it is treating the matter very seriously’ even though the employee posted the comment on his personal page.

“We are looking into this matter immediately and will take the necessary disciplinary measures where needed,” the statement read.

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