NUS student admits: All the guys and girls were dead drunk that night
Posted by temasektimes on August 14, 2012
Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) student Justin Wee was filmed on video cracking racist jokes at the party held in Kent Ridge Hall multi-purpose hall which sparked a massive outcry in cyberspace.
Justin took part in the Freshman Orientation Camp (SECC) in NUS Sheares Hall and was part of the NUS RAG dance performance team.
In his apology, Justin admitted that he was drunk and was completely clueless on what he was blabbering about:
“I am sincerely sorry and regretful for my behaviour. I wish to clarify that I did not mean any of the profanities and racist jokes I had said in the video for I was drunk and did not have a clue about what I was doing or what was going on around me.”
It turns out that not only Justin Wee was drunk, but the NUS student who filmed the video and the others egging him were equally intoxicated as well.
According to one NUS student who was at the scene, alcoholic beverages were made readily available at the party and the whole group of them just drink themselves dead drunk including the girls fresh out of junior college.
“It is a ‘ritual’ in the NUS Halls – if you don’t drink, you are not part of the community. I think all of us got carried away and we simply don’t know what the hell he (Justin) was talking about,” he admits.
The student claimed that he did not know what happened later as he went to his girlfriend’s room to sleep subsequently. He did not reveal what he did with her inside her room.
“It was also noted that although Justin is to be blamed for saying such abusive racist thing. But the person (Lu Jia Hui) who asked him about these joke is equal at fault. Jia Hui knew that Justin has a tendency of being vulgar/racist and he clearly know that Justin will say such racist things. But instead of discouraging Justin, Jia Hui actually prompted (sabo) Justin to say some racist jokes initially. Jia Hui then took out his iphone and videoed this down and uploaded it onto Facebook (his profile, but he deleted it after that). At the end of this video, we can clearly hear him saying that this is funny and he’s uploading it to facebook. I can’t help to say that I’m equally disgusted by both of them showing no respect to other races. Joke can be joke, but videoing it down and uploading it online is not a joke anymore.”
Lu Jia Hui is currently the Vice-President of the Sheares Hall Junior Common Room Committee (JCRC). He will be the new President of Sheares Hall JCRC for the Academic Year 2012/2013 after winning the recent election.
The fiasco badly tarnished the image of NUS which left many wondering why its students were allowed to drink alcoholic beverages on campus and get themselves drunk.
There are still no comments from NUS on the incident.