NYP student Lai Shimun apologizes for ‘racist’ tweet as NYP launched an investigation into the matter
Posted by temasektimes on March 27, 2012
In an apology posted on her Facebook and Twitter before both accounts were deactivated, Ms Lai wrote:
“Now, I’m trying everything I can do to show that I’m really extremely sorry for my insensitive comment.”
Speaking to queries from the media, Ms Lai admitted that she was not ‘thinking properly’ at that point in time:
“I was in a train and it was very crowded, and I was really frustrated….I don’t know how it (the tweet) got out because my twitter account is locked. I thought that whatever comments I made wouldn’t appear offensive to my friends because they know I don’t mean it.”
Meanwhile, Nanyang Polytechnic has ‘counselled’ Ms Lai and highlighted to her that the remarks were insensitive and disrespectful.
“All members of the NYP community are expected to be respectful towards the religious customs, beliefs and sensitivities of others,” a spokesperson said.
A police report has been lodged against Ms Lai at Yishun Neighborhood Police Center last night by netizen Ashveen Nair and the police is currently investigating the complaint.
Quoting from PAP MP Lim Biow Chuan, since Ms Lai has apologized, “we should accept it graciously and all of us should move on.”