Police report lodged against SIM undergraduate Justin Wee for cracking racist jokes
Posted by temasektimes on August 14, 2012
A police report has been lodged against Justin Wee, a first year student from the Singapore Institute of Management for cracking racist jokes after a video clip of him doing so was uploaded on YouTube.
The video clip was reportedly taken by his friend from NUS Lu Jia Wei at a post-rag party held at NUS Kent Ridge Hall on 10 August 2012.
Justin, who appeared to be in a state of stupor was seen spouting profanities and cracking racist jokes. His friends around him did nothing to stop him and even egg him on to tell them more.
In a public apology posted on The Temasek Times, Justin explained he did not mean what he said as he was completely drunk at that point in time.
“I wish to clarify that I did not mean any of the profanities and racist jokes I had said in the video for I was drunk and did not have a clue about what I was doing or what was going on around me. I sincerely apologise to all the Malay and Indian communities who are offended by the racist jokes that I had made,” he wrote.
When contacted, a police spokesperson confirm a report had been lodged.
“The right to free speech does not extend to making remarks that incite racial and religious friction and conflict. The Internet may be a convenient medium to express one’s views but members of the public should bear in mind that they are no less accountable for their actions online,” the spokesperson said.
NUS and SIM are investigating the incident separately which has tarnished the image of both universities.