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State media jumps to defence of Sri Lankan ‘FT’ engineer responsible for causing death of Singaporean granny

Posted by temasektimes on June 23, 2012

When PRC ‘FT’ Ma Chi rammed his Ferrari into a Sonata taxi killing two innocent persons, he was hailed as a ‘young, handsome, capable and successful’ man in the state media.

As expected, when a Sri Lankan ‘FT’ rammed into a Singaporean family of four on a pavement, killing a 64 year old granny, the state media was quick to jump to his defence.

Instead of condemning his reckless driving and exposing his face for all to see, the tabloids took extra effort to blur his face and gave an exclusive interview for him to defend himself.

The 30 year old Sri Lankan engineer initially got out of his car and tried to run away after causing the accident, but was stopped by passer-bys till the police arrived. In the first interview given at the scene, he denied any responsibility for causing the accident.

After a public outcry, he gave another interview to the tabloids again expressing ‘remorse’ for the accident, but still refused to accept any responsibility for it. His car was observed to have a ‘P’ plate on it, meaning that he had a provisional driving licence to drive in Singapore.

Foreigners are only required to pass the Basic Theory driving test before ‘converting’ their native driving licences into Singapore ones.

The Singapore Traffic Police has defended foreign drivers staunchly, claiming that ‘only 1 percent’ of fatal accidents were caused by them.

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23 Responses to “State media jumps to defence of Sri Lankan ‘FT’ engineer responsible for causing death of Singaporean granny”

  1. i say what i think only... said

    let the 1% be the elites family. not too many also, embrace them.

  2. DAFT PEASANTS said

    MORE GOOD YEARS… MORE GOOD YEARS… MORE GOOD YEARS…MORE GOOD YEARS… MORE GOOD YEARS… MORE GOOD YEARS…MORE GOOD YEARS… MORE GOOD YEARS… MORE GOOD YEARS…MORE GOOD YEARS… MORE GOOD YEARS… MORE GOOD YEARS…MORE GOOD YEARS… MORE GOOD YEARS… MORE GOOD YEARS…MORE GOOD YEARS… MORE GOOD YEARS… MORE GOOD YEARS…

  3. goodgirl said

    Pay a fine. Banned from driving and condemned to take bus and mrt like the rest of us. Deal with it. Move on.

  4. Dr.Arsch said

    We all know Gaahmen and their media arm is packed with self-centered individuals who don’t speak for us Sinkies anymore. Vote them out next GE! We Sinkies certainly feel betrayed by those we elected.

  5. fuck SG papers said

    Fucking state media and traitors responsible for this piece of shit article will die in their next plane ride.

    Cover for this black motherfucker?? The dead will haunt you!

  6. Bernard Deng said

    Great. This is Singapore,

  7. notAproudSingaporean said

    Damn dumb country.

  8. Foreign Trash Basher said

    This ft scum and douche bag tried to run away but was caught. He should be charged for “hit and run” also. This island is so flooded with misfits and third world third rate foreign trash that it is a matter of time before the island really sink under the the straits of Sinkapoor.

    Fuck these foreign trash.

  9. solaris8899 said

    obviously something is very wrong in issuing driving license to foreigners?

  10. Virgorian said

    Low down dirty Indian prick!nothing but trouble maker in our country!making our place so stinky just like thier own !go home u fool !

  11. ITengineer said

    ft IT engineer? these ppl just know how to talk only. protected by people of their own kind, they can easily find jobs thanks to their own kind in the many outsourcing firms available here.

    wtf is this govt doing? young families have difficulties supporting and are more needy of cars than this fucker!!!

  12. Ron said

    Gone are the days when the printed newspapers can censor criticisms and debates. I no longer bother to buy the Straits Times when I can read Temasek Times, Yahoo Spore, and many free news online. And I can post my comments too.

    Even the foreign newspapers are mostly free online.

  13. Injustice and Inequality said

    There are many types of fatal accidents. Some are unavoidable, some are “acts of God”, and some are just plain senseless. FTs may be only contributing to 1 percent of fatal accidents here, but recent facts show that they are definitely contributing much more than 1 percent of senseless fatal accidents.

  14. patin said

    這些人的驾照是來自哪里的..他們的本國..國際驾照 ?? 生為本地人..20 多年前..我花了3年時間..考了4回..才得到一張本國驾照…
    新加坡政府是否對外來移民特別照顧 ???

    The license is from where .. their .. international driver’s license?? I am local .. 20 years ago .. I spent three years .. test 4 times .. only to get a national driver’s license …
    Whether the Government of Singapore to foreign migrants, especially care???

    • Ben said

      Three years four X ?but I took on 2008 , within a year and pass one time but spend 1.8K lor .my frez spend around 2.9K to pass .nothing to do with the traffic police system ok . Lmao it’s that Singaporean loaded to take proper procedure system driving test.

  15. Invictus said

    Govt makes it hard for locals to get anything – driving license, tertiary education in our top unis, to become a doctor but yet allow foreigners to come here with third rate qualification from questionable institutions, and make these FTs on par with the locals. And then call them talented. What a bunch of idiots ! You might as well take our driving licenses and local uni certificates and sell it on eBay.

  16. Wolfglare said

    Fuck PAP and their FT

  17. Ah Pek said

    I am a cabbie but i fear one day i might not come home when so many of these buggers swerve out suddenly and aggressively on highways at hi speeds. they are major causes of slow traffic as many heavy vehicles with foreign drivers hog the second lane on the PIE

  18. Stop this automatic driving license conversion nonsense.

    Teo Chee Hean, how many Singaporeans do you want to kill?

    F U

  19. MrBenCai said

    Why should his face be blurred?

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