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Sun Xu had job interview cancelled as ex-PRC scholar promised to give him a job in China

Posted by temasektimes on March 29, 2012

Embattled NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu reportedly had a job interview cancelled yesterday as news broke out about his ‘punishment’ by NUS for breaching its ‘Code of Conduct’.

A final year student in Mechanical Engineering at NUS, Sun Xu sparked a near nationwide outcry with his now infamous remarks on there ‘being more dogs than humans in Singapore.’

Despite the gravity of his actions, he was let off the hook by NUS with a fine of $3,000, a 3 month community service obligation and termination of his scholarship benefits for his final semester only.

However, the repercussions of his offensive remarks  may already be felt now as potential employers continue to shun him after German company Schlumberger reportedly terminated his attachment with it prematurely.

According to a netizen Ahmad Aris, he was told by an interviewer that Sun Xu’s interview was cancelled in the last minute yesterday:

[Source: Facebook]

Though Sun Xu may encounter difficulties finding a job in Singapore at least in the near future, he can easily find one back home in China as Singapore graduates fluent in both English and Mandarin are in great demand there.

One ex-NUS PRC scholar Xin Ping has written to us asking for Sun Xu contacts and offering him a position with her company in Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning province in Northeast China.

“If Sun Xu doesn’t mind going to the frigid northeast, I can offer him a job there. We need bilingual managers who can converse in both Putonghua and English which are hard to find in China. His NUS degree will be an asset.”

She added that the punishment meted out on Sun Xu was too ‘harsh’ and Singaporeans are making a ‘mountain out of a molehill.”

“Such comments are commonly posted in China’s QQ and Weibo. You should come and read what the Southerners are saying about the Northerners and the Cantonese are saying about the Sichuanese.”

Given his present predicament, Sun Xu should consider leaving Singapore for good and return to China where there are more ‘humans than dogs’ unlike here.

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16 Responses to “Sun Xu had job interview cancelled as ex-PRC scholar promised to give him a job in China”

  1. VH2006 said

    Could someone please remind that woman we don’t care what what her compatriots say about one another? After all, Singapore is NOT part of China! Sun was insulting citizens (many races) of another country. To add insult to injury, the country that fed and clothed him for six years!

    Ask her whether she would like it if Sun called her a bitch after employment. Would she really laugh it off?

  2. VH2006 said

    Could someone please remind that woman we don’t care what what her compatriots say about one another? After all, Singapore is NOT part of China! Sun was insulting citizens (many races) of another country. To add insult to injury, the country that fed and clothed him for six years!

    Ask her whether she would like it if Sun called her a bitch after employment. Would she really laugh it off? Would she be so 犯贱?

  3. Susan said

    To Mr Heng Swee Keat (MOE),

    Please do something to the current scholarship system. You see these is another ex-NUS PRC scholar who make use of Singapore as a stepping stone. You have been wasting us the taxpayer $$. I would whole-heartedly give my $$ to those true Singaporean who in-need of $$ for their education!! Not these kind of so-called Scholar.

    • ss said

      he used our tax payers money and insulted us. can i slap you and say sorry. MOE, you need to do a better job and find a real FT. not scum like him to insult us singaporean and singapore.

  4. Singapore offered Sun Xu a scholarship. He owes us something. Taxpayers here are paying for his education. Insulting and looking down on Singaporeans is like an adopted child who shows disrespect for his adoptive parents. How can you compare that Northerners and Southerners who don’t owe each other anything.

  5. Ivan said

    “Such comments are commonly posted in China’s QQ and Weibo. You should come and read what the Southerners are saying about the Northerners and the Cantonese are saying about the Sichuanese.”

    Nuff said. This comment has just been evidently justified by a true blue China citizen of how true China is uncivilized and uncouth. And by definition, these bad comments or gossips by Singaporeans about them were not hearsay or even delusive. That what she said.

  6. Ken Lee said

    everyone be happy! see how long our high class scholar would last in her company.
    position bilingual managers, let’s bless our ex-NUS PRC scholar Xin Ping.

  7. Wake Up Singapore said

    As far I am concerned China and Russia are nations which can be classified as Axis of Evil. Their way of thinking is very warped as noticed in their action in the UN Security Council especially when it comes to protecting innocent people in Syria. Killing people is ok as seen in these countries’ history – Stalin & Mao – including the Tiananmen Massacre of 1989.

    As such I am not surprised to have PRC nationals having warped thinking or irrational behaviour. It has to do with their upbringing and social values in their country. As for the Singapore Chinese, we have moved towards a democratic and multiracial society unlike the PRCs who are still living in a in the communist mentality and of course by an authoritarian communist regime.

    The behaviour of many PRC nationals who have received fully-funded education in Singapore, merely shows that they are opportunists who will do anything to get out of China and move to the western countries. My suggestion to the Singapore government is to get these male PRC scholars to serve compulsory national service as part of their education bond and that way we can integrate these PRC nationals into Singapore. Otherwise, these PRC people are a waste of tax-payers money. As for the females – make them do 6 months of community work in a non-Chinese environment. Hope the Singapore Government can look into this.

    I would like the PAP to adopt a Singapore First policy when it comes out to giving scholarships as there are many Singaporeans who deserve it more than these ungrateful PRC nationals.

  8. Alamak said

    China is China, Singapore is Singapore ok? No wonder Taiwanese, Tibetans and Uygurs want to diverse from PRC la!

  9. Observer said

    I certainly hope this ingrate takes up the offer and go back. Singapore can certainly do much better without such a person.

    I think the reason why so many people are so worked up about this episode is really because this ingrate created the opportunity for Singaporeans to take issue with the PAP’s scholarship for foreigner’s policy.

    While we have so much people in need in Singapore, PAP would go ahead and throw $36m to these people. They push up the cost of everyday stuff and take the excesses and give it away to foreigners! One of my child in her JC tells me that there are so many PRC scholars there and one the first day, there was even a special welcome reception for them. The locals are treated like nobody.

    There is something seriously wrong with throwing $36m away instead of spending it on Singaporeans who need it. I woudl prefer that we reduce Uni fees to the amount of $36m instead of throwing it away like this!

  10. Shan Shan said

    OH!I HAVE EXPECTED THESE WILL HAPPEN TO HIM ALREADY…HE WILL DIFFICULT TO GET EMPLOY IN SINGAPORE…THE ONLY WAY IS BACK CHINA TO WORK & STAY HIS OWN NATIONALITY COUNTRY…

  11. Yew Chuen said

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1041166/student-jailed-for-fabrice-muamba-comments?cc=4716

    To be fair. UK court take 2 weeks to process this case. when a student make rude remark about a player that suffer from a heart attack. Law is about being fair. and here you got chinese saying that the law was too harsh… but no one asking is it fair?

  12. K said

    there is a saying, if u want to beat dog, must see who is the owner….. then u will understand why……..

    look open abit….. haiz…

  13. Exaggerated said

    Present days scholars are present days scholars afterall……. Full of intellectual knowledge but fails in humanity and interaction ability.

    If I were in China and subjected to these kind of comments, I will bite the bullet even if I cannot accept it because it is afterall it is the culture and practice of the country I am in. If I really cannot take it, I would considering leaving the country.

    Little do these scholars who exploited the foreign countries to their advantages and instead of being grateful, they think so highly of themselves and brush off such comments as being a norm (it might be a norm in China but definitely not in Singapore). They excel in studies but fails to understand the sides of humanity, fails to understand that to each country, they have different practices, cultures and values. Instead of being adaptable to the foreign country they are in, they expect millions to follow suit to them. That speaks a lot of a person.

    Good luck to companies and bosses they work for. If they can do this once, they can do it many another times.

  14. sgstyle said

    Too bad! I think Singapore is better without him.

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