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Celebrity Tay Ping Hui scolds NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu: You are an impertinent ingrate!

Posted by temasektimes on February 21, 2012

While NUS continues to act blur on its PRC scholar Sun Xu’s insensitive remarks made on his microblog ‘Weibo’, more and more Singaporeans are stepping forward to condemn him, including Young PAP member and celebrity Tay Ping Hui.

A final year student in Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore, Sun sparked a massive outcry among Singaporeans with his offensive remarks on there “being more dogs than humans in Singapore.”

When asked about the controversy by a Chinese tabloid, Sun replied nonchalantly without offering a public apology or showing any signs of remorse:

“I am only complaining. It is just a small matter and I do not want to blow it up. Anyway, I have already deleted the comment.”

In his tweet this morning, Tay Ping Hui wrote:

“I take offence when an impertinent ingrate educated by SG taxes can turn around and call Singaporeans dogs.”

According to information posted on his linkedin account before it was taken down, Sun Xu came to study in Singapore in 2006 on a MOE scholarship for students from China.

After graduating from Raffles Junior College in 2008, he went on to study Mechanical Engineering at NUS, also on an undergraduate scholarship provided for by the Singapore government. He is currently on attachment at Schlumberger, an international oilfield services company and is expected to graduate this year.

During a parliamentary session this week, it was revealed that the Singapore government spends some $36 million dollars on scholarships to over two thousand students each year, or about S$174,00 per scholar.

Foreign scholars like Sun Xu at NUS and other Singapore universities have their tuition fees and living expenses all covered by their scholarships. They are also guaranteed a well-paying job upon graduation as part of their bond and the men are exempted from National Service unlike male Singapore citizens who are burdened with a hefty tuition loan and rendered uncompetitive in the job market by their mandatory reservist obligations such as IPPT and in-camp training.

 

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NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu hurls insults at Singaporeans: Bunch of “瘪三” and “挫逼” (‘CCB’)

Posted by temasektimes on February 21, 2012

Despite sparking a massive outroar among Singaporeans with his offensive remarks on there “being more dogs than humans in Singapore,” NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu continues to use PRC vulgarities to curse Singaporeans.

He used the term “瘪三” to describe Singapore uncles, which is a derogatory word typically used in Shanghai to describe the underclass bums in the society. It means a person who is a tramp, bum, good-for-nothing fella, beggar, drifter, loafer, outcast, vagrant, destitute and worthless person.

When told by a fellow netizen not to be too fussy, he replied:

“Bunch of 挫逼. My temper these days is already a lot better.”

挫逼” is a derogatory word commonly used in mainland China for cursing people, an equivalent of the Hokkien phrase ‘CCB’ used as a vulgarity in Singapore.

Sun has since change his moniker on ‘Weibo’ to “子小九日

He also allegedly threatened a Singaporean Alex Tan who has since lodged a police report against him.

Though Sun has already deleted the offensive thread, he remains unrepentant and unapologetic.

When asked about the controversy by a Chinese tabloid, Sun replied nonchalantly without offering a public apology or showing any signs of remorse:

“I am only complaining. It is just a small matter and I do not want to blow it up. Anyway, I have already deleted the comment.”

Though numerous netizens have lodged complaints to NUS regarding Sun’s behavior, NUS continues to turn a blind eye to the matter.

The Singapore government spends about $36 million dollars each year on foreign scholars like Sun who not only studied in Singapore universities for free, but are given a generous monthly living allowance to ensure they live a comfortable life as well.

Unlike ordinary Singaporean men who have to compete in the market for a job, Sun Xu is guaranteed a well-paying job upon graduation and furthermore, he did not have National Service obligation, giving him an advantage over Singaporean male citizens who have.

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Alex Tan lodged police report against NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu over alleged threat

Posted by temasektimes on February 21, 2012

Former Reform Party candidate for Ang Mo Kio GRC Alex Tan Zhi Xiang has lodged a police report this morning against NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu for allegedly ‘intimidating’ him on his microblog ‘Weibo’.

A final year student in Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore, Sun sparked a massive outcry among Singaporeans with his offensive remarks on there “being more dogs than humans in Singapore.”

After being told by a friend who was following his thread on ‘Weibo’ that ‘Alex’ will come after him soon, Sun declared arrogantly:

“I will wait for him (Alex) with a knife.”

Replying to the comments on the same thread, Mr Sun heaped further insults on Singaporeans, cursing them as:

“Bunch of 挫逼. My temper these days is already a lot better.”

挫逼” is a derogatory word commonly in mainland China for cursing people, an equivalent of the Hokkien phrase ‘CCB’ used as a vulgarity in Singapore.

Sun has since change his moniker on ‘Weibo’ to “子小九日

Alex Tan, who lodged a similar police report against another PRC student Wang Peng Fei last year for making racist remarks about Singaporeans said he is lodging the police report against Sun for issuing a death threat to him, or to be exact, under Penal Code Chapter 22 Section 506 for criminal intimidation:

“Aside from worrying about my own safety, I intend to make this police report partly because I would like to see if foreigners, especially those labelled as ‘foreign talents’, have special protection rights to law and order in Singapore.”

Though Sun has already deleted the offensive thread, he remains unrepentant and unapologetic.

When asked about the controversy by a Chinese tabloid, Sun replied nonchalantly without offering a public apology or showing any signs of remorse:

“I am only complaining. It is just a small matter and I do not want to blow it up. Anyway, I have already deleted the comment.”

Meanwhile, a friend of Sun said he is completely unfazed by the controversy because he believes NUS will not dare to take any disciplinary action against him since he is a PRC undergraduate scholar and a top student in his faculty for the last two years.

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NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu remains unrepentant: I’m only complaining!

Posted by temasektimes on February 20, 2012

Despite sparking widespread anger among Singaporeans with his offensive remarks on there “being more dogs than humans in Singapore”, NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu remains unrepentant and unapologetic.

When asked about the controversy by a Chinese tabloid, Sun replied nonchalantly without offering a public apology or showing any signs of remorse:

“I am only complaining. It is just a small matter and I do not want to blow it up. Anyway, I have already deleted the comment.”

Though Sun has deleted the comment on his microblog ‘Weibo’, he did not post an apology on it in writing nor express any regrets over his choice of words which left many netizens fuming:

According to information posted on his linkedin account before it was taken down, Sun Xu came to study in Singapore in 2006 on a MOE scholarship for students from China.

After graduating from Raffles Junior College in 2008, he went on to study Mechanical Engineering at NUS, also on an undergraduate scholarship provided for by the Singapore government. He is currently on attachment at Schlumberger, an international oilfield services company and is expected to graduate this year.

Meanwhile, NUS has confirmed that they have received complaints about Sun and is currently ‘investigating’ the matter. While some netizens have called for NUS to revoke Sun’s scholarship, it is unlikely to happen given the amount of public resources which have been invested in him over the last four years.

*Note: The Chinese article added that Sun ‘apologized’ for the remarks without quoting him. 

 

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