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Police report lodged against SIM undergraduate Justin Wee for cracking racist jokes

Posted by temasektimes on August 14, 2012

A police report has been lodged against Justin Wee, a first year student from the Singapore Institute of Management for cracking racist jokes after a video clip of him doing so was uploaded on YouTube.

The video clip was reportedly taken by his friend from NUS Lu Jia Wei at a post-rag party held at NUS Kent Ridge Hall on 10 August 2012.

Justin, who appeared to be in a state of stupor was seen spouting profanities and cracking racist jokes. His friends around him did nothing to stop him and even egg him on to tell them more.

In a public apology posted on The Temasek Times, Justin explained he did not mean what he said as he was completely drunk at that point in time.

“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. I sincerely apologise to all the Malay and Indian communities who are offended by the racist jokes that I had made,” he wrote.

When contacted, a police spokesperson confirm a report had been lodged.

“The right to free speech does not extend to making remarks that incite racial and religious friction and conflict. The Internet may be a convenient medium to express one’s views but members of the public should bear in mind that they are no less accountable for their actions online,” the spokesperson said.

NUS and SIM are investigating the incident separately which has tarnished the image of both universities.

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NUS student admits: All the guys and girls were dead drunk that night

Posted by temasektimes on August 14, 2012

A post Rag party in NUS Sheares Hall on 10 August 2012 turned out to be a booze party with guys and girls getting drunk and high together!

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.

Another student accused NUS Science student Lu Jia Hui (pic left) for filming the clip to sabotage Justin:

“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.

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Drunk SIM and NUS students apologize for ‘racist’ party at NUS Kent Ridge Hall

Posted by temasektimes on August 14, 2012

Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) student Justin Wee has apologized for making racist jokes in NUS which was recorded on a video clip and uploaded to Youtube, sparking a massive outcry among netizens.

In the video, Justin was filmed hurling profanities and making racist remarks about ethnic minorities in Singapore while in a state of stupor at the multi-purpose hall of Kent Ridge Hall, egged on by NUS students who appeared to be equally intoxicated as well.

The video was recorded by his friend Lu Jia Hui, a third year Science student from NUS and uploaded to his Facebook. however, it was ripped off by an unknown party and subsequently made its way to Youtube.

SIM has since met up with Justin to ‘counsel’ him and will be convening a disciplinary hearing soon to deal with him.

In an email sent to The Temasek Times, Justin explained that he did not mean any of the profanities or racist jokes he had said in the video as he was drunk at that point in time.

He expressed his regrets and apologies for the offensive remarks made:

“I sincerely apologise to everyone who are offended by the profanities that I had said. I know that getting intoxicated is not a good enough reason and I should be responsible for myself and my own actions.”

The Masters of NUS Sheares Hall and Kent Ridge Hall have also issued a public apology on the fiasco:

“We, as Masters of Sheares Hall and Kent Ridge Hall, jointly reiterate that we do not condone the behaviour of the students involved in the video. We have met with the residents who were with the non-NUS student Justin Wee and counseled them. Our students deeply regret not having stopped Justin Wee and the video-shooting, and have expressed their full remorse over the incident. They have also expressed their apologies to the community. As Masters, we will endeavour to take all necessary steps to ensure as best as we can that such incidents do not happen again.”

Unfortunately, Justin’s apology was not well received by many netizens who also questioned why alcoholic beverages were allowed in NUS.

Some comments from Facebook:

“It’s disturbing that the others are enjoying the whole time – abetting and partaking in the not-so-innocent shenanigans. Is this the face of the youth in Singapore today?” – Charles Tan

“If he’s not drunk, his behaviour is so disgusting. If he’s really drunk, his behaviour still smacks vomitingly disgusting. Din go to army? Parents never teach? He makes us adults look like idiots with us mature body frame…” - Andrew Tan

“People like this kid need a taste of their own medicine. Being a victim of racism is a hard pill to swallow. He should be sent to a majority white country so he can feel what it’s like when the shoe is on the other foot.” – Edwin Wong

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Public apology by Justin Wee

Posted by temasektimes on August 13, 2012

I am deeply apologetic and regretful for my behaviour in this incident. To better let you understand and have a grasp of the whole situation, here was what happened. Through an audition, I managed to get into the NUS RAG dance performance team. We practised for 8 weeks or so and last Friday was the day of our performance. So after the performance, there was a RAG party that was organised in the hall and I drank alcohol that night.

I definitely had too much to drink that night and started spouting profanities and racist jokes as shown in the video. Then, my friend from NUS starting filming me. When I was done with all my nonsensical ranting, my friend stopped filming me and I was carried by a few friends into one of the rooms to rest.

When I woke up on Saturday, my friend had already posted that video of me on Facebook and tagged me along with my friends. I was devastated. I had to told him to privatise that video but he did not heed my advice and I was a fool to not insist on it. So apparently, someone ripped the video off Facebook and posted it on YouTube. The whole matter escalated from there. Forums started discussing about that video and negative comments started coming in. And it has turned to this today.

Once again, 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.

I sincerely apologise to all the Malay and Indian communities who are offended by the racist jokes that I had made. And, I sincerely apologise to everyone who are offended by the profanities that I had said. I know that getting intoxicated is not a good enough reason and I should be responsible for myself and my own actions. I am sincerely sorry for tarnishing the name of SIM because of my incident and simply regretful to cause so much trouble for the school.

Yours Sincerely,

Justin Wee

*The above letter was emailed to The Temasek Times today by the author.

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Breaking News: SIM to take disciplinary action against Justin Wee for cracking racist jokes in NUS

Posted by temasektimes on August 13, 2012

The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) will be taking disciplinary action against its student Justin Wee (pic left) for cracking racist jokes in NUS.

Justin was recorded in a video clip uploaded on Youtube hurling profanities and making racist remarks about ethnic minorities in Singapore at NUS Kent Ridge Hall multi-purpose sports hall on 10 August in a post-rag day celebration.

The video clip which attracted more than 23,000 views so far, sparked a massive outcry in cyberspace with many netizens condemning him for his behavior.

In an official email sent to the Temasek Times, a SIM Global Education spokesperson ascertained that Justin Wee is a first year student at SIM.

She wrote that SIM was appalled by the video:

“As a tertiary institution, we have a code of conduct for our students who are expected to behave in a manner that reflects the values expected of a member of the SIM Global Education community and of Singapore society.”

Justin Wee has been ‘counseled’ over the incident and has expressed his apologies to all those who have been offended by his remarks:

We have met up with Justin over the incident and he has expressed regret and volunteered to apologise to SIM Global Education, NUS and all who have been offended by his remarks.”

SIM will also be convening a disciplinary hearing very soon to decide on appropriate disciplinary action for the student.

Meanwhile, NUS Office Of Student Affairs (OSA) has launched a separate investigation of its own into the saga. Though Justin was the one making the racist remarks, NUS students around him did not try to stop him and in fact joined in the fun.

The video was reportedly recorded and uploaded to Youtube by a third year NUS Science student who is a friend of Justin Wee.

The Temasek Times is the FIRST news site to report on this incident. Stay tuned here for more updates!

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NUS OSA: We are currently investigating ‘vulgar’ and ‘racist’ video

Posted by temasektimes on August 13, 2012

The National University of Singapore Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is currently investigating a video depicting NUS students hurling profanities and cracking racist jokes on school campus which has gone viral in cyberspace.

In a comment posted on the Facebooks of major socio-political sites, NUS OSA said it is looking into the video and it does not condone such offensive comments or behavior:

According to tip-offs we received from NUS students, the video was taken on 10 August at the Multi-purpose Hall of Kent Ridge Hall to celebrate the end of NUS Rag day.

Justin Wee, the student seen making the obscene remarks and gestures in the video is NOT from NUS, but a Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) student invited as a dancer for the NUS Rag flag day.

However, the other students seen around him are from NUS. The person who filmed the video was reportedly a third year student from NUS Science.

The shocking video who has drawn more than 20,000 views so far on Youtube has drawn the ire of netizens, many of whom condemn the students for their obnoxious comments and behavior which are unfitting of their status as undergraduates.

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SIM student hurled profanities and cracked racist jokes on school campus

Posted by temasektimes on August 12, 2012

A NUS Law student Justin Wee who appeared to be intoxicated was recorded hurling profanities and cracking racist jokes openly on school campus.

Instead of stopping him, his friends, some from Law, Science and other faculties joined in the fun and laugh together with him instead.

 

If you have any information on the identities of the students seen in the video such as their names and faculties, please email us at temasektimes@yahoo.com. Thank you.

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