PM Lee condemns Amy Cheong: Her comments were totally ‘unacceptable’
Posted by temasektimes on October 9, 2012
However, when one Singaporean Amy Cheong posted a similar comment on Facebook, she was roundly condemned by the ministers including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong himself.
In the latest post on his Facebook, PM Lee described the comments made by Cheong as ‘just wrong and totally unacceptable.’ However he added he was glad she promptly apologized for her mistake.
PM Lee also made use of the opportunity to give Singaporeans another lecture on the importance of racial and religious harmony in Singapore.
“Let us treat this incident for what it is: an isolated case that does not reflect the strength of race relations in Singapore. But it sharply reminds us how easily a few thoughtless words can cause grave offence to many, and undermine our racial and religious harmony. Let us all be more mindful of what we say, online and in person, and always uphold the mutual respect and sensitivity that holds our society together.”
In contrast, PM Lee appeared to be more forgiving towards Sun Xu:
“He’s been chastised. He’s been disciplined… He’s sorry about it. And I think we should accept that.”
Meanwhile, the public lynching of Amy Cheong by the state media continues….