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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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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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Tey Tsun Hang as district judge in 2002: Onus on the male adult to exercise restraint, discipline and self-control

Posted by temasektimes on July 28, 2012

Disgraced NUS Law Professor Tey Tsun Hang who was charged with 6 counts of corruption for obtaining sexual gratification from his student Darinne Ko Wen Hui in 2010 once presided over a sex offence case involving a minor in 2002.

Then full-time NSman Yeo Boon Shiong was sentenced to six years and nine months in jail and ordered to be given six strokes of the cane by Tey for having sex with a 14 year old girl.

In his sentencing, Tey said sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 14 is considered rape, even if she consents.

“The law is clear on this and ‘places the onus on the male adult to exercise restraint, discipline and self-control,” he added. (read more here)

It is an irony that Tey failed to practice what he preaches and got into a sexual relationship with his student. As a tutor and mentor, it is a shame that he did not exercise restraint, discipline and self-control and fell into a honey-trap which brings disrepute not only to his profession, but shame to his family as well.

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PHOTOS: NUS Law graduate Darinne Ko Wen Hui who had SEX with her Law Prof Tey Tsun Hang

Posted by temasektimes on July 27, 2012

The photos of the female star in one of the biggest sex scandals this year are finally out, courtesy of Hardwarezone EDMW forum:

 

 

 

 

 

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Sexy Darinne Ko Wen Hui had sex with her Law Prof two times in four days!

Posted by temasektimes on July 27, 2012

Hot law babe Darrine Ko Wen Hui (pic left) is not only good in her studies, but also has a sexy figure men will die for.

The 23 year old fresh law graduate is currently embroiled in a sex scandal which got her former law professor in NUS Tey Tsun Hang into hot soup.

Tey faces six corruption charges for allegedly showing favour to his student, Darinne Ko Wen Hui, between May 2010 and July 2010.

According to court documents, Tey first had sex with Darrine Koh on 24 July 2010. He appeared to be pleased with the ‘session’ as he solicited sex from her again four days later. The exact time and place of the sexual encounters was not revealed.

Darrine Ko was from Raffles Junior College and was on the Dean’s List in 2009. Her friends and ex-schoolmates described her as pretty, trendy and outgoing.

She is currently working as a pupil at a respectable local law firm based on the ‘A’ grade she received for her final year elec

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NUS Law Prof charged with obtaining sexual favors from student Darinne Ko Wen Hui

Posted by temasektimes on July 27, 2012

National University of Singapore (NUS) associate professor from the Law Faculty Tey Tsun Hang has been charged in court over the sex-for-grades case this morning.

The 41 year old faces six corruption charges for allegedly showing favour to his student, Darinne Ko Wen Hui (pic below), between May 2010 and July 2010.

According to court documents obtained by the media, Tey reportedly gave Darinne better grades in return for sex on two occasions.

Tey also received a Mont Blanc pen worth S$740 and tailor-made shirts from Darinne who paid one of Tey’s bills amounting to almost S$1,300.

Despite Darinne being the one who approached Tey to offer sex in exchange for better grades, she has not been charged for any offences yet.

The 23 year old is currently working as a pupil in an established local law firm, thanks to the ‘A’ grade she obtained in her final year elective in exchange for the sexual services she provided to her law professor who now faces the unsavory prospect of being thrown into jail.

In an email sent out to the media on Friday morning, Tey said he stands by his academic principles and that he has always pursued his academic writing in good faith, with no ill intent.

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Tay Ping Hui on Sun Xu’s ‘verdict': NUS needs to reflect on what it really stands for

Posted by temasektimes on March 15, 2012

NUS alumni and MediaCorp actor Tay Ping Hui has expressed his disappointment at NUS’s unprecedented move to delay announcing the verdict on its ‘beloved’ PRC scholar Sun Xu during a disciplinary hearing this Tuesday.

In a short statement released to the press, an NUS spokesperson said “a decision is likely to be made in one to two weeks after the inquiry” after which Sun Xu will be given another 14 days to appeal against the decision if need be. By then, Sun Xu would probably have completed his final year exams successfully.

While private school East Asia Institute of Management sacked its PRC student Wang Peng Hui immediately after his video making racist jaunts at Singaporeans went viral online, NUS will only announce the decision one or two weeks later.

A final year student in Mechanical Engineering at NUS, Sun Xu sparked near nationwide outrage with his now infamous remark on ‘there being more dogs than humans in Singapore’ on his Chinese microblog Weibo.

In a tweet posted last night, Tay Ping Hui wrote:

“When an institution values a scholar’s grades over his honor, integrity and moral character, it needs to reflect on what it really stands for.”

[Source: Tay Ping Hui’s twitter]

His views were shared by many netizens who accused NUS of ‘buying time’ for Sun Xu to graduate. In a poll conducted by The Temasek Times, more than 97 percent of some 930 respondents thought so.

Though Sun Xu’s scholarship was given by MOE, it has refused to take any disciplinary action against him so far, leaving the decision entirely on the hapless disciplinary committee of NUS which has received much flak from the public over its handling of the matter so far.

In response to queries from the media, MOE said  it was not represented in the Board of Discipline and will “let the disciplinary process take its course”.

It reiterated that “the NUS scholarship administrators will take reference from the findings of the Board in deciding what action they will take with regard to Sun Xu”.

MOE also said Singapore universities “seek to cultivate a global mindset and strong cross-cultural skills” and that “it is important for all students to show mutual respect in their interactions with each other, and to exercise sensitivity when posting comments online.”

Born to a wealthy and influential family in the affluent city of Suzhou, Jiangsu province, Sun Xu first came to Singapore in 2006 on a MOE scholarship to study in River Valley High School after which he went on to study at Raffles Junior College and NUS where he majored in Mechanical Engineering.

Unlike other students born in Singapore, Sun Xu did not have to pay a SINGLE CENT for his education in Singapore from secondary school all the way to university.

Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Law Ms Sim Ann revealed recently in Parliament that the Singapore government spends some $36 million dollars on scholarships to over two thousand foreign students each year, or about S$174,000 per scholar.

Read all articles about Sun Xu here

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Baey Yam Keng defends NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu: His comment about dogs ‘might mean something else’

Posted by temasektimes on February 22, 2012

Instead of standing on the side of Singaporeans and speaking up for them when they are bullied by foreigners like what his party comrade Tay Hui Ping did, PAP MP for Tampines Baey Yam Keng continues to defend NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu in whatever ways possible.

Mr Baey has posted a transcript of his phone interview with an English tabloid on his Facebook to defend his stance after coming under heavy fire from netizens for his earlier remarks asking Singaporeans to ‘reflect’ upon themselves.

A final year student in Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore, Sun sparked a massive outcry among Singaporeans with his offensive remarks on there “being more dogs than humans in Singapore” on his microblog ‘Weibo’ last Saturday:

In the same thread, Sun used the term “瘪三” to describe Singapore uncles, which is a derogatory word typically used in Shanghai to describe the underclass bums in the society. It means a person who is a tramp, bum, good-for-nothing fella, beggar, drifter, loafer, outcast, vagrant, destitute and worthless person.

When told by a fellow netizen not to be too fussy, he replied:

“Bunch of 挫逼. My temper these days is already a lot better.”

挫逼” is a derogatory word commonly used in mainland China for cursing people, an equivalent of the Hokkien phrase ‘CCB’ used as a vulgarity in Singapore. However Mr Baey does not think otherwise and cast doubts on the ability of Singaporeans to understand slangs commonly used in mainland China.

“….he didn’t specifically mention Singaporeans, he just said “in Singapore”. He didn’t mention Singaporeans per se; it could have been an unpleasant experience which he had,” Mr Baey said in his phone interview, trying desperately hard to exonerate Sun Xu from blame.

He added that the vulgarities used by Sun Xu on Singaporeans are merely ‘colloquial':

“….the slang and the things he used is very Shanghainese. I think it’s quite colloquial, likewise I think there are some young-speak which I don’t understand. “

Mr Baey even tried to obfuscate Sun’s infamous remark on the ‘dogs’ to suggest that he might mean something else:

“Even his comment about the dogs – it might not literally mean that, it might mean something else, even though it is definitely not something positive.”

As Mr Baey did not explain further, it is not known what other meaning the term ‘dog’ can be.

Mr Baey ended the interview calling on Singaporeans again to reflect upon themselves:

“We should take this opportunity to reflect upon ourselves, but we should (also) be confident of ourselves. Even though some of us are like that, majority of Singaporeans are gracious, there are good people in Singapore.”

Soo Zi Yi shot back almost immediately:

“Even Though Some of US Are Like That”, are you implying that SOME OF US SINGAPOREANS in SINGAPORE are DOGS?

When we last check, Mr Baey is a Member of Parliament for the Republic of Singapore, not the People’s Republic of China. Perhaps, the government should consider starting free language classes for all Singaporeans to learn the ‘slangs’ of mainland China to prevent such ‘misunderstandings’ from arising again in the future.

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