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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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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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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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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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