Reuben Wang was ‘counseled’ by Saint Andrews Junior College before making ‘apology’ to DPM Teo
Posted by temasektimes on June 9, 2012
Saint Andrews Junior College (SAJC) student Reuben Wang who caused a stir lately by hurling profanities at Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean was ‘counseled’ by his school after his blog posting went viral online.
According to a friend of Reuben who attended the Pre-University seminar, he was a ‘quiet’ guy who kept a ‘low profile’ in JC and was surprised at his new found ‘fame’.
“Reuben did not say much during the seminar and appeared to be pretty much disinterested. I am quite surprised he later blogged about it,” he wrote.
Reuben’s blog was known only to a few close friends and it is likely that one of them may have tipped the school off after which he was called up for a ‘counseling’ session.
Reuben initially stood by his words, but capitulated after being ‘counseled’ by representatives from SAJC.
“I don’t know what happened, but he appeared to be in a state of distraught after the meeting.”
Reuben subsequently met DPM Teo together with his parents and apologized to him in person. His blog has since been taken down.
The entire fracas was turned into an ‘education session’ by the mainstream media which has jumped on it to remind young Singaporeans of the proper ‘online etiquette’ when dealing with PAP ministers and MPs.