Breaking News: SIM to take disciplinary action against Justin Wee for cracking racist jokes in NUS
Posted by temasektimes on August 13, 2012
Justin was recorded in a video clip uploaded on Youtube hurling profanities and making racist remarks about ethnic minorities in Singapore at NUS Kent Ridge Hall multi-purpose sports hall on 10 August in a post-rag day celebration.
The video clip which attracted more than 23,000 views so far, sparked a massive outcry in cyberspace with many netizens condemning him for his behavior.
In an official email sent to the Temasek Times, a SIM Global Education spokesperson ascertained that Justin Wee is a first year student at SIM.
She wrote that SIM was appalled by the video:
“As a tertiary institution, we have a code of conduct for our students who are expected to behave in a manner that reflects the values expected of a member of the SIM Global Education community and of Singapore society.”
Justin Wee has been ‘counseled’ over the incident and has expressed his apologies to all those who have been offended by his remarks:
“We have met up with Justin over the incident and he has expressed regret and volunteered to apologise to SIM Global Education, NUS and all who have been offended by his remarks.”
SIM will also be convening a disciplinary hearing very soon to decide on appropriate disciplinary action for the student.
Meanwhile, NUS Office Of Student Affairs (OSA) has launched a separate investigation of its own into the saga. Though Justin was the one making the racist remarks, NUS students around him did not try to stop him and in fact joined in the fun.
The video was reportedly recorded and uploaded to Youtube by a third year NUS Science student who is a friend of Justin Wee.
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