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PHOTOS: Singapore girl Zheng Huiting whose insensitive comments about NSF’s death caused a massive outcry

Posted by temasektimes on April 19, 2012

Singapore girl Zheng Huiting, who is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in Australia, sparked a massive outcry with a comment posted on the Facebook of a friend in response to a link to a Straits Times article on the unfortunate death of a national full-time serviceman Lee Rui Feng:

“Singaporeans too weak? LOL”

(LOL: Laugh Out Loud)

Her comments infuriated many Singapore men and women who roundly condemned her for it. The Temasek Times is the FIRST news site to break the news and the article has attracted more than 300,000 views and 300 comments so far.

Ms Zheng’s boyfriend Kelvin Ong is also currently serving his National Service as a Combat Engineer. She has since apologized for her remarks, claiming that she did not read the article.

Below are some snapshots of her taken from Hardwarezone Forum:

 

 

 

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Posted by temasektimes on April 19, 2012

I am utterly upset and disappointed that a citizen of our own country, Zheng Huiting (left) would say this to someone’s son or brother. Every single soldier that Singapore has lost be it a man or a woman was someone important and that every Singaporean should treasure.

We may be a very small country, but we must always ALWAYS be GRATEFUL,THANKFUL,APPRECIATIVE to every men and woman who puts their life, time, health and all other matters of their own to serve their country and even though this is conscription in our country, they are still our own people and someone’s son, someone’s father, brother, sister, wife and etc.

I myself served with the country’s armed forces and sometimes when i look back at the people whom i have served with or have served for alongside me, i am proud to say that i admire and am thankful for their support even though some of us came from different backgrounds, all of us soldiers bonded together because of our hardships in training and the difficult times when our superiors push us to the brink of maddness and exhaustion.

As a Singaporean and as a ex-soldier, do you know who you will count on when the enemy knocks on your door, Who will protect you and safeguard your liberties and rights when a foreign enemy comes to your land? Who? But our SINGAPOREAN SONS and DAUGHTERS who are out there serving to protect our lives, our interests and this expands beyond just the SAF, they include the SPF and SCDF. All the people who serve in those places don’t have the best of salaries and they may not have the best of times with their families because of their work times and committments but this is not the time for you to go forward and think this is a funny matter at all.

Personally, i feel that whoever’s girlfriends, boyfriends,or spouses are out there serving, their loved one should be out there supporting and not critisizing their salaries, the glamour level of their jobs. They are OUT THERE SERVING and PUTTING THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR US.

This is where no FT or Foreigner can ever understand our men and women are out there not those who have never ever experienced NS.

I am sad that when my buddies GF’s Breakup with them during their NS periods because its the time when every guy needs their GF to understand that their Boyfriends never asked for this, but because they believe and uphold the values of freedom and our country’s independence that is why they serve with their lives for the safety of our nation, for Singapore. Anyone who should ever EVER insult or make a joke that a soldier who died is weak, i want them to do the SOC to break the guiness world record and go through 2 years of NS and 10 years of reservist. Then we’ll see and we’ll talk.

So Girlfriends and Boyfriends, TREASURE that Boyfriend, Girlfriend, husband or Wife who is out there serving the nation. Take care of them and encourage them. They are human and no human is perfect. Remember that.

My Sincerest condolences to all soldiers who have died regardless in combat or in training or non-duty hours. Your sacrifices will always be remembered, LEST we FORGET.

To the recent loss of the soldier who died, we Singaporeans are sorry and feel the loss of another son who died serving his nation. May God be with your family and may your soul find eternal peace and happiness and honour that you have performed your best as a soldier and as a son of Singapore.

JERICHO TAN

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Zheng Huiting apologizes for making ‘insensitive’ remarks on death of NSF Lee Ruifeng during training in Lim Chu Kang

Posted by temasektimes on April 18, 2012

Embattled Singapore girl Zheng Huiting has apologized publicly for making an insensitive remark on the unfortunate death of full-time National Serviceman Private Lee Rui Feng Dominique Sarron who collapsed and died during a training in Lim Chu Kang yesterday.

In response to a link to a Straits Times article posted on the Facebook of a friend, Huiting wrote:

“Singaporeans too weak? LOL”

(LOL: Laugh Out Loud)

Her comments infuriated many NSFs, one of whom started a thread on Hardwarezone forum calling her to be ‘burn in hell’. (read more here)

In an apology posted on Hardwarezone Forum, Zheng Huiting explained she wasn’t laughing at the incident as she did not even read the article:

“First of all, I sincerely apologise for my insensitive. But of all honesty, I wasn’t laughing off at the incident. In fact, I didn’t even clicked and read the article and know what that was all about. For that, my fault, and I apologise.”

She added she didn’t mean it ‘literally’ that NSmen are ‘weak':

“Another fact that we cant deny is that Singaporeans does have a better life, as compared to other countries, and Singapore men cant choose whether they want to do NS. For me saying NS men are ‘weak’, I didnt mean it literally, and I apologise.”

Zheng Huiting has since deleted her Facebook together with that of her boyfriend Kelvin Ong who is currently serving his NS as a combat engineer.

Attached below is her full apology on Hardwarezone forum:

Some responses on Facebook:

“Zheng Huiting should learn what to say and what not to say. While a family has just lost their son, her senseless remark is really uncalled for. Does she not have brothers or male friends who are serving NS ?” – Peter Teo

“I feel this is a symptom of our society now.. A lot of people now lacks compassion. Perhaps she is immature, but let’s hope our education and society improves.” – Peter Loke

“This is indeed very unfortunate and impropriate to make such comments or remarks whenever there us a Singaporean son died when still serving his national duties. Be it out if fun or just a casual remark,it is totally uncalled for.” – Ong Pang Yaw

“My condolences to the family of the NS boy. This is a tragedy and there is nothing funny about it. For the record not all Singaporean females think like her, and we do empathise with our male counterparts who have to suffer 2 years of hardship in NS.” – Jamie Lee

“very disappointed with a lot of girls who never experience what NS is about. They think it is only a breeze in the park or PE lessons.” – Gary Ong

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Singapore girl laughs at NSF who died during training: Singaporeans too weak? LOL

Posted by temasektimes on April 18, 2012

A Singapore girl Zheng Huiting (pic left) sparked a massive outcry in cyberspace with an insensitive comment posted on the Facebook of a friend who shared a link on the unfortunate death of a full-time National Serviceman (NSF) yesterday.

21 years old Private (PTE) Lee Rui Feng Dominique Sarron from the 3rd Battalion of the Singapore Infantry Regiment (SIR) collapsed and died during training in Lim Chu Kang yesterday.

A statement from the Defence Ministry said he lost consciousness soon after at 12.33pm.

Mindef said an SAF medic attended to him immediately.

Private Lee was sent to Sungei Gedong Medical Centre at 12.46pm and then to the National University Hospital (NUH) at 1.03pm.

An SAF doctor continued to resuscitate him in the ambulance en route to the hospital.

He was pronounced dead at 2.05pm at NUH.

This is the third reported death involving SAF personnel this year. The earlier two involved an NS man in January, and a full-time NS man in March.

In response to a link to a Straits Times article posted on the Facebook of a friend, Huiting wrote:

“Singaporeans too weak? LOL”

(LOL: Laugh Out Loud)

Her comments infuriated many NSFs, one of whom started a thread on Hardwarezone forum calling her to be ‘burn in hell’. (read more here)

According to information posted on her Facebook, Zheng Huiting graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 2007 after which she pursued her studies at the Queensland University of Technology. She last worked at Voyage de la Vie at Resorts World Sentosa for about a year.

It is not known if she is currently living in Singapore or Brisbane, Australia. Her boyfriend Kelvin Ong is currently serving his NS as a combat engineer.

All Singapore men have to served two years of National Service followed by more than 10 years of reservist to protect the nation. Women, on the other hand, are exempted from NS and enter university and the workforce earlier than men.

Below is the photo of Lee Rui Feng. He would have a bright future ahead of him if he was not enlisted into NS to serve the likes of Zheng Huiting:

Rest in Peace, our dear brother:

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