Lim Swee Say now says: We should spare a thought for Amy Cheong
Posted by temasektimes on October 10, 2012
After sacking former NTUC director Amy Cheong in less than 24 hours following a racist post made by her on her personal Facebook, NTUC Secretary-General Lim Swee Say now call on Singaporeans to spare a thought for her.
Speaking to queries from the media, Mr Lim said it was a ‘difficult’ decision for him to make to sack Cheong:
“For this episode, as an employer, it was not a decision [to terminate Amy Cheong’s services] that we take lightly. To me, it was one of the most difficult decisions I have to make as SG of NTUC because it is going to have a tremendous impact on her – to lose her job in just over 24 hours.”
He urged the public to spare a thought for the ‘pain’ Amy is currently going through:
“This is a painful experience for NTUC to go through. Also, we should spare a thought for Amy and the pain that she is going through. Through some counseling, she has realised the grave mistake, apologised to the public and appeal to them to find somewhere in their heart to forgive her.”
A ex-Malaysian who is now an Australian citizen, Cheong has since left for Perth, most likely for good.