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Zheng Huiting apologizes for making ‘insensitive’ remarks on death of NSF Lee Ruifeng during training in Lim Chu Kang

Posted by temasektimes on April 18, 2012

Embattled Singapore girl Zheng Huiting has apologized publicly for making an insensitive remark on the unfortunate death of full-time National Serviceman Private Lee Rui Feng Dominique Sarron who collapsed and died during a training in Lim Chu Kang yesterday.

In response to a link to a Straits Times article posted on the Facebook of a friend, Huiting wrote:

“Singaporeans too weak? LOL”

(LOL: Laugh Out Loud)

Her comments infuriated many NSFs, one of whom started a thread on Hardwarezone forum calling her to be ‘burn in hell’. (read more here)

In an apology posted on Hardwarezone Forum, Zheng Huiting explained she wasn’t laughing at the incident as she did not even read the article:

“First of all, I sincerely apologise for my insensitive. But of all honesty, I wasn’t laughing off at the incident. In fact, I didn’t even clicked and read the article and know what that was all about. For that, my fault, and I apologise.”

She added she didn’t mean it ‘literally’ that NSmen are ‘weak’:

“Another fact that we cant deny is that Singaporeans does have a better life, as compared to other countries, and Singapore men cant choose whether they want to do NS. For me saying NS men are ‘weak’, I didnt mean it literally, and I apologise.”

Zheng Huiting has since deleted her Facebook together with that of her boyfriend Kelvin Ong who is currently serving his NS as a combat engineer.

Attached below is her full apology on Hardwarezone forum:

Some responses on Facebook:

“Zheng Huiting should learn what to say and what not to say. While a family has just lost their son, her senseless remark is really uncalled for. Does she not have brothers or male friends who are serving NS ?” – Peter Teo

“I feel this is a symptom of our society now.. A lot of people now lacks compassion. Perhaps she is immature, but let’s hope our education and society improves.” – Peter Loke

“This is indeed very unfortunate and impropriate to make such comments or remarks whenever there us a Singaporean son died when still serving his national duties. Be it out if fun or just a casual remark,it is totally uncalled for.” – Ong Pang Yaw

“My condolences to the family of the NS boy. This is a tragedy and there is nothing funny about it. For the record not all Singaporean females think like her, and we do empathise with our male counterparts who have to suffer 2 years of hardship in NS.” – Jamie Lee

“very disappointed with a lot of girls who never experience what NS is about. They think it is only a breeze in the park or PE lessons.” – Gary Ong

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