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NUS students invited to ‘mentor’ newbie PRC MOE scholars like Sun Xu

Posted by temasektimes on March 6, 2012

NUS students have received an email from the university inviting them to ‘befriend’ 17 year old students from China and to serve as their ‘mentors’ for 1 or 2 semesters:

Though it was not mentioned explicitly, the students are likely to be PRC college students who are coming to NUS to study under MOE scholarship, according to one NUS undergraduate familiar with the mentorship.

“The PRC students were recruited by MOE officials from China’s colleges the previous year and they are probably now staying with their foster families while attending an English immersion course.”

The applicants are required to attend a 1-week compulsory training in NUS to equip them with essential knowledge and skill to take up the post after which they are required to look after and mentor up to 6 PRC scholars together with the Block Adviser (NUS staff). In return, they will be given free lodging and meals at Ridge View Residences.

Like Sun Xu, the new PRC MOE scholars will have their tuition fees at NUS paid for entirely by Singapore taxpayers on top of a generous living and housing allowance as well as a to/return ticket back home to China each year.

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 students each year, or about S$174,00 per scholar.

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EXPOSED: PRC punk who scolds Singaporeans ‘stupid cunt’ after punching a Singapore man is also a student like Sun Xu

Posted by temasektimes on March 1, 2012

The notorious PRC man who hurled vulgarities at Singaporeans after beating up a Singaporean uncle at Chinatown last weekend is actually a student studying in Singapore.

Using the moniker of ‘Ares Lin’ on a local Chinese locum, he vented his anger online after being involved in a brawl with a group of Singaporeans over a staring incident:

In the title of the thread, Aries described Singaporeans as ‘sb’ , which stands for “Sha Bi” (傻逼) – meaning ‘stupid cunt’ in mainland Chinese slang.

He also rant at Singaporeans as if the entire nation has offended him:

“Please be reminded Singaporeans, you are all descendants of Chinese and the Chinese blood flow in you. Don’t think you have been transformed to ‘Singaporeans’ from ‘Chinese you can be arrogant. Actually you are not even worth a fart!”

(当新加坡人请你们记住,你们都是炎黄子孙,流的中国人的血,不要以为你们从中国人改成了新加坡人你们就牛逼一点,其实你们屁都不是。)

When asked by fellow PRC netizens to cool down, Aries retorted:

“If all the mainland Chinese return home, you Singaporeans will have to eat porridge at home everyday.”

(如果全部中国人滚回国,新加坡人只有在家天天喝稀饭了)

Ares revealed in another post on the same forum that he is a student, describing himself as having ‘good living habits’ and does not ‘unhealthy hobbies.’

Ares’ original post was deleted after his remarks made the headlines today in a local Chinese tabloid.

Though the rant brought widespread condemnation from netizens, some felt his words should not be taken too seriously as it was written in a fit of anger.

A week earlier, NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu sparked a near nationwide outrage with his now infamous remarks on there ‘being more dogs than humans in Singapore,’ prompting some to call for his MOE scholarship to be revoked.

The recent public backlash against Sun Xu and Ares Lin may be caused by bottled up unhappiness and grievances among Singaporeans, according to prominent local media analyst Chong Tien Siong (钟天祥)

In an interview with BBC News, Mr Chong said:

“The outburst by netizens may also be a reflection of long pent-up frustrations against the government’s immigration and education policies in recent years.”

It is not known if Ares Lin is studying in a local institution or private school. Judging from his residence and hobbies, he appears to be relatively well to do.

Related article:

PRC man insults Singaporeans: You are not worth even a fart

PRC man punched Singaporean man over staring incident

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NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu makes the headlines in Hong Kong as Hong Kong netizens express ‘solidarity’ with Singaporeans

Posted by temasektimes on February 28, 2012

The ongoing debacle surrounding NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu has hit the headlines in Hong Kong with several newspapers such as Apple Daily and Oriental Daily reporting on it.

A final year student in Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore, Sun sparked a near nationwide outcry among Singaporeans with his offensive remarks on there “being more dogs than humans in Singapore.” on his microblog ‘Weibo’ two Saturdays ago.

Apple Daily used the saga to draw comparison with Hong Kongers’ earlier outcry against a remark by Beijing Professor Kong that they are ‘running dogs’ of the British, prompting angry Hong Kongers to put up a full-page advertisement denouncing the mainland Chinese as ‘locusts’.

Oriental Daily quoted an anonymous political analyst as saying that the outburst by Singaporeans against Sun Xu’s remarks is a result of ‘years of pent-up frustrations at the government’s immigration and education policies as well as the recent influx of large numbers of immigrants from mainland China which makes such conflicts inevitable.’

As one blogger noted wryly:

“Sun Xu has become the unwitting scapegoat for the government’s pro-foreigner education policies. Singaporeans are baying for his blood now not because they have anything personal against him, but that they are extremely unhappy with the current policy of giving scholarships to foreigners, many of whom are actually pretty well to do.”

The Temasek Times’ exclusive coverage of the Sun Xu saga has also been well received in Hong Kong with many Hong Kong netizens expressing their ‘solidarity’ with Singaporeans.

One Hong Kong netizen wrote on the popular Hong Kong forum goldenhk.com:

“Singaporeans use simple Chinese script and can speak Mandarin and as such, PRC students who studied in Singapore should have an easier time adapting compared to Hong Kong or Taiwan. Yet, they are still able to cause people to hate them, really have to salute our mainland friends.”

(新加坡人又用簡体字,又可以講國語,照計大陸學生去到應該易適應過來香港甚至台灣,而咁都可以搞到人地咁憎,真係不能不服班大陸友)

Another netizen added:

“Singapore finally experience what Hong Kong has gone through. Singapore is better than Hong Kong as it is separated from China by the South China Sea and is an independent country with backbone.”

(新加坡終於都感受到香港既苦況了. 新加坡比香港好, 隔了成個南中國海 + 獨立主權國家 . 有腰骨, 有膊頭)

Hong Kongers may not have an accurate picture of what is happening in Singapore right now – it is much easier for a mainland Chinese to study, work and live in Singapore than in Hong Kong or Taiwan.

In Hong Kong, very few mainland Chinese can obtain Hong Kong PR even after living there for several years. However in Singapore, there is no minimum period of residency before a prospective immigrant is qualified to apply for PR leading to many Chinese bus drivers, construction workers, hawkers, masseurs and even freelance prostitutes getting Singapore PR and citizenship.

Read all articles about Sun Xu here

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Breaking News: Schlumberger has severed all ties with NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu!

Posted by temasektimes on February 27, 2012

The Temasek Times has received an email from the External Relations Office of the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore clarifying that Schlumberger has terminated all connections with NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu:

“The Faculty of Engineering wishes to clarify that Mr Sun Xu is not an intern with Schlumberger. Mr Sun’s final-year project involved a few visits to the company for discussions with engineers there.  Schlumberger has since advised Mr Sun and the Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Singapore that these interactions  be discontinued.”

NUS has also clarified that Sun Xu is not on any internship at the moment. It is not known if Schlumberger terminated Sun’s visits after receiving numerous complaints from netizens about him.

According to Sun Xu’s linkedin account before it was taken down, he is currently on ‘attachment’ at Schlumberger as a ‘project supervisee.’ It also documented clearly Sun Xu’s ‘involvement’ in several projects of Schlumberger thereby giving an erroneous impression that he was its intern. However, with Schlumberger now stopping Sun Xu from visiting the company, he may not be able to complete his Final Year Project which final year engineering students at NUS must pass in order to graduate.

A final year student in Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore, Sun sparked a near nationwide 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’ commonly used as a vulgarity in Singapore to refer to the female sexual organ.

Sun Xu will be attending a disciplinary hearing convened by NUS on 13 March where his fate will be decided. Education Minister Heng Swee Keat had earlier said the onus is on NUS to “investigate the matter and to take disciplinary action against Sun Xu if he was found to have flouted NUS’s code of conduct for its student.”

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 students each year, or about S$174,00 per scholar.

Foreign scholars like Sun Xu at NUS and other Singapore universities have their tuition fees and living expenses all covered by their scholarships. They are also guaranteed a well-paying job upon graduation as part of their bond and the men are exempted from National Service unlike male Singapore citizens who are burdened with a hefty tuition loan and rendered uncompetitive in the job market by their mandatory reservist obligations such as IPPT and in-camp training.

Clarification:

We apologize to NUS and Schlumberger for the misrepresentation and would like to urge netizens to stop writing to Schlumberger to complain about Sun Xu as it has since severed all ties with him.

>> NEXT: We will be publishing more views of the Sun Xu debacle from our readers tomorrow. Please feel free to share your thoughts with us by emailing us at temasektimes@yahoo.com. Stay tuned to The Temasek Times, the fastest growing socio-political news site in Singapore! We make the news and set the agenda like no other news sites!


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Education Minister Heng Swee Keat ‘tai-chi’ decision on NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu back to NUS

Posted by temasektimes on February 27, 2012

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat appears to have cleverly ‘tai-chied’ or ‘arrowed’ the decision to punish NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu back to NUS instead of handling the ‘hot-potato’ himself.

A final year student in Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore, Sun sparked a near nationwide outcry among Singaporeans with his offensive remarks on there “being more dogs than humans in Singapore.” on his microblog ‘Weibo’ last Saturday, prompting many to call for his scholarship to be revoked.

Sun Xu is a recipient of the Ministry of Education’s ‘PRC undergraduate scholarship’ which sponsors his tertiary education in NUS for free on top of a generous monthly living allowance and a pair of to/fro tickets back to his hometown of Suzhou yearly.

MOE has earlier said its scholarship administrators will “take reference from findings of disciplinary proceedings by the National University of Singapore (NUS), where Mr Sun is studying, before recommending what action to take.”

However, Mr Heng now says NUS should investigate the matter and takes disciplinary action against Sun Xu if he was found to have flouted NUS’s code of conduct for its student in an interview with Lianhe Zaobao yesterday.

(针对此事,教育部长王瑞杰日前回答记者询问说,教育部的立场是国大应该仔细调查这起事件,若发现这名学生的行为违反了国大学生的纪律,应该对他采取惩处行动。)

It is strange that MOE has adamantly refused to take a stance on the matter except saying that it is ‘disappointed’ with Sun Xu’s behavior. When two Singaporeans were caught kissing publicly in a junior college recently, they were expelled immediately by MOE.

Sun Xu will be attending a disciplinary hearing convened by NUS on 13 March where many expect that he will be given only a ‘slap on his wrist’.

With MOE giving NUS the last say on the matter, NUS will now become the prime target of public anger regardless of the punishment meted out.

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Netizens put up local version of Hong Kong ‘locust ad’ to protest against NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu

Posted by temasektimes on February 27, 2012

Creative Singapore netizens have put up an edited local version of Hong Kong’s famous ‘locust ad’ to protest against NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu who sparked a nationwide outcry with his callous remark on there ‘being more dogs than humans in Singapore.’

The full-page advertisement calling mainland Chinese ‘locusts’ was put up on Apple Daily in early February this year by a group of Hong Kong residents after recent controversial remarks made by Peking University professor Kong Qing Dong who called Hong Kongers “bastards” and “running dogs of the British government” when commenting on an earlier incident in which a mainland Chinese girl was reportedly told off by locals for eating on a Hong Kong train.

The Singapore version used the same background as the original one except changing Hong Kong’s skyline to ours:

Translation:

“Do you want Singapore to spend $36,000,000 yearly to sponsor at least two thousand foreign scholars? Singaporeans also had enough! The locust plague has spread from Hong Kong to Singapore. Strongly request the PAP government to tighten the overly lax immigration policy! Stop immigrants from ‘invading’ Singapore uncontrollably! Protect the rights of Singaporeans and defend local culture. Strongly request NUS disciplinary committee to met out the most severe punishment to ingrate MOE scholar Sun Xu!”

Below is the original Hong Kong ad:

Unlike the gutsy Hong Kongers who dared to put up the ad and even march in the streets to make a stance, timid Singaporeans will probably just make a few ‘daft’ noises online and Sun Xu will get away with a ‘stern warning’ from NUS.

 

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Vice-Dean Prof Victor Shim: NUS does not condone Sun Xu’s behavior

Posted by temasektimes on February 27, 2012

NUS’s Professor Victor Shim has replied to an email complaint by an angry NUS graduate student, saying that NUS does not condone his behavior.

Professor Victor Shim is the Vice-Dean (External Relations) at the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore.

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, 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.

Sun Xu is also currently under police investigation for ‘intentional harassment’ after a Singaporean lodged a police report against him.

The NUS graduate student had earlier urged NUS to withdraw Sun’s scholarship:

“I know that a Board of Discipline will be convened to investigate this case. I strongly urge NUS to withdraw his scholarship and make him pay back whatever amount he had been given. Those are our local tax-payers money and it could have been put to better use to assist our local talents.”

In a short reply, Professor Victor Shim acknowledged that Sun Xu “acted in a manner that is detrimental to the reputation, dignity, interest, and welfare of the University”, adding that NUS does not condone such behavior.

Attached below is his full reply which was reproduced on Hardwarezone Forum:

Thank you for your email to the NUS Dean of Engineering, and we have noted your comments.

The student concerned has breached the NUS Code of Student Conduct, which reflects the University’s expectations regarding standards of responsible behaviour in our students’ academic and non-academic areas of university life. He also acted in a manner that is detrimental to the reputation, dignity, interest, and welfare of the University. NUS does not condone such behaviour.

Please be assured that a Board of Discipline inquiry is being convened to look into the matter, and the University will come to a decision on the disciplinary action to be taken.

Best regards,
Victor Shim
============================================
Professor Victor P.W. Shim
Vice-Dean (External Relations)
Faculty of Engineering
National University of Singapore, 9 Engineering Drive 1
Singapore 117576, Republic of Singapore
Tel: (+65) 6516-2166 Fax: (+65) 6770-5594
Email: vshim.er@nus.edu.sg
====================================

Clarification:

NUS has written to us to clarify that Professor Victor Shim is not a tutor of Sun Xu as reported earlier in the article. We apologize for the misrepresentation.

 

>> More news on the Sun Xu saga coming up next on ‘The Temasek Times’, the fasting growing socio-political news site in Singapore

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Sun Xu to attend NUS disciplinary hearing on 13 March as PRC students rally to support him

Posted by temasektimes on February 27, 2012

Beleaguered NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu will be attending a NUS disciplinary hearing on 13 March where his fate is likely to be decided.

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, 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.

Sun Xu is also currently under police investigation for ‘intentional harassment’ after a Singaporean lodged a police report against him.

While most Singaporeans, perhaps with the exception of PAP MP Baey Yam Keng are furious with Sun Xu, his PRC friends in NUS are reportedly rallying around him to offer support as illustrated in the immediate response from them on his Facebook:

One felt the matter shouldn’t be so ‘serious’ while another expressed support to Sun Xu.

According to some unverified rumors circulating on Hardwarezone forum, Sun Xu comes from a wealthy and influential family in Suzhou where his father is reportedly a senior official from the provincial Communist Party.

While two Singapore students were sacked immediately by the Ministry of Education after kissing publicly in their junior college, NUS may have to give more consideration to Sun’s case as he is a PRC scholar, judging from its tepid response so far after its Provost Professor Tan Eng Chye met up with and ‘counselled’ him.

With NUS fast becoming a second-rate ‘National University’ of China, Singaporeans should not expect anything from its ‘wayang’ disciplinary hearing for Sun Xu other than the usual ‘stern rebuke’ to allay the growing public anger.

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Police report against NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu: Alex Tan told to lodge Magistrate’s complaint for ‘intentional harassment’

Posted by temasektimes on February 23, 2012

Former Reform Party candidate for Ang Mo Kio GRC Alex Tan Zhi Xiang has been told by the police to lodge a Magistrate’s complaint before the police can take further action against NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu, who allegedly ‘threatened’ Alex on his microblog ‘Weibo’.

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.”

After being told by a friend who was following his thread on ‘Weibo’ that ‘Alex’ will come after him soon, Sun declared arrogantly:

“I will wait for him (Alex) with a knife.”

According to socio-political blog TR Emeritus, Alex lodged a police report at Serangoon NPC and the case has been classified as “intentional haressment” under Section 13(A) of Chapter 184.  The sergent who attended to Alex had informed him that a magistrate complaint is required before the police can take any further action.

Alex said that he has completed the form required for the Magistrate’s complaint and “will follow this case all the way. ”

“Someone has to be accountable, either Sun Xu himself or the Singapore Police.” he added.

According to information posted on his linkedin account before it was taken down, Sun Xu came to study in Singapore in 2006 on a MOE scholarship for students from China.

After graduating from Raffles Junior College in 2008, he went on to study Mechanical Engineering at NUS, also on an undergraduate scholarship provided for by the Singapore government. He is currently on attachment at Schlumberger, an international oilfield services company and is expected to graduate this year.

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“Why are you visiting us dogs?” – netizen asks Baey Yam Keng on his ‘House Visit:’

Posted by temasektimes on February 22, 2012

When PAP MP Baey Yam Keng posted a poster of his House Visit this evening at Blk 462 Tampines North on his Facebook, he certainly did not expect this reply from netizen Kelvin Lim who asked him:

“Why are you visiting us dogs?”

Mr Baey has earlier courted controversy when he told the media that Singaporeans should also reflect on themselves if there is any truth in what the foreigners had said about them, in response to the public outcry triggered by the insensitive remarks posted by NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu on there being ‘more dogs than humans in Singapore’ on his microblog ‘Weibo’ last Saturday.

Though Sun Xu’s comment was widely condemned by Singaporeans, including MediaCorp actor Tay Ping Hui, Mr Baey was one of the few who spoke up publicly in defence for him.

In the interview, Mr Baey said Singaporeans have to accept that, within every community, there will be some who will tarnish the reputation of their peers.

“We (also) need to reflect, are we the way that they described?”

It is not known if Mr Baey’s remarks were ‘misquoted’ or ‘taken out of context’ by the journalist as many netizens are flabbergasted by what he has said.

Ong Yu Shan asked Mr Baey on his Facebook:

“are you saying we Singapore should reflect are we DOGS? You are a MP! Remember as MP, you should responsible of your actions! Is this a responsible act from you?!?!?”

Wong An Kian added:

“disgusted by his comments, I cant believe our mp asked us to reflect when someone scold us dogs”

It appears that Mr Baey has taken the feedback from netizens seriously as he posted a statement shortly thereafter to redeem himself:

It will be interesting to hear what his ‘views’ are later on after his House Visit to Tampines residents (not dogs).

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