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Happy Chinese New Year, Mr Ling

Posted by: Ellen Feely | 31 January, 2013 - 10:52 AM
Simon Crean. (Photo: Andrew Taylor)

A constituent of Simon Crean’s electorate in Melbourne’s south-east with an Asiatic-sounding surname has told the rumour file his local member sent him a card to welcome in the Chinese New Year.

Rumour file caller ‘Happy New Year’ told Ross and John the card he received seemed to have been sent his way due to his surname being ‘Ling’.

"But (I have) absolutely no Asian heritage whatsoever," Happy New Year said.

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A spokesperson from Simon Crean’s office confirm Happy Chinese New Year cards were sent out to constituents in the electorate of Hotham. The spokesperson told 3AW Breakfast they would now look into exactly whom they were sent to.

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  • Egg on face for old leftie vote seeking Simon>..

    Steve Friday 1 February, 2013 - 10:39 AM
  • LOOKED AT THE ROLL ONLY FOR A CHANCE TO GET A VOTE.IT WILL NOT WORK "SIMPLE SIMON".

    IAN Thursday 31 January, 2013 - 11:59 AM
  • Wonder if Geelongs' Cameron Ling got a Chinese New Year greeting from his local member.

    GIW Thursday 31 January, 2013 - 11:35 AM
  • Simon 'Senile' Crean - your typical Labor non-thinker - hasn't a clue about anything.
    A supporter of Gillard's mayhem is old Crean. In typical Labor fashion - supports the destruction of Australia's economy and well-being of its people.
    What a DISGRACE!!!

    Gerard Thursday 31 January, 2013 - 11:18 AM

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