Baey Yam Keng penned his name on petition to vouch for Lee Lip Hong’s character in court
Posted by temasektimes on April 27, 2012
Former Pei Chun Public School principal Lee Lip Hong may have disappointed many Singaporeans by having commercial sex with a minor, but he still retain the loyal support of some friends and prominent public figures in Singapore, including PAP MP for Tampines GRC Baey Yam Keng.
33 former colleagues, students and friends of Lee penned their names down on a petition pleading for leniency on his behalf which was presented to the judge this morning.
Instead of asking Lee to reflect on his own behavior, Baey Yam Keng expressed his support for him in the petition willingly without much thoughts.
Speaking to queries from the media, Mr Baey, who was the President of the Singapore Volleyball Association said:
“Though he (Lee) spent only a short period of time in the Association, he had made tremendous contributions to it.”
When NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu called Singaporeans ‘dogs’ two months ago, Mr Baey immediately asked Singaporeans to ‘reflect’ on their own behavior, sparking a massive outcry which he later apologized for in Parliament.