Massive outcry in cyberspace over NUS postponing decision on PRC scholar Sun Xu
Posted by temasektimes on March 13, 2012
A final year student in Mechanical Engineering at NUS, Sun Xu triggered nationwide outrage with his now infamous remarks on there ‘being more dogs than humans in Singapore’, prompting many Singaporeans to call for his scholarship to be revoked, including Young PAP member and MediaCorp actor Tay Ping Hui.
The much anticipated disciplinary hearing convened today to hear the case of NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu this morning turned out to be a ‘no show’ as NUS delayed announcing the outcome for another week or two.
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.
Many netizens criticized NUS for dragging its feet over a straight-forward case when compared to the two JC students who were expelled immediately for kissing publicly with some accusing it of ‘buying time’ to allow Sun Xu to graduate.
Some responses from Hardwarezone forumers:
“Aiya they smoking us again. Need 1 – 2 weeks decide then let him finish the course peacefully then the ****er tiong will run back to tiongkok. Cfm one.” – JimmyShimmy
“What kind of investigation need to take so long? U call this world class efficiency!! KNN….Simply wasting tax payer monies on unnecessary investigation over a farking ah tiong!!! There are many ah tiong who are better than him lah!” – Spiderman2011
“Shouldn’t he be suspended until the investigation is over and a verdict is reached? What kind of stupid investigation allows you to take exams and graduate in the meantime?” – rogerfederer
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