Monday, March 26, 2012

Don't call Singaporeans dogs or you may be jailed ... or worse if you are a student your scholarship may be rescinded

A Chinese university student in Singapore has been fined and ordered to perform community service for calling Singaporeans "dogs" in a microblog, local media said Monday.

In addition to three months community service and a fine of S$3,000 (RM7,310), Sun Xu, a 25-year-old senior at the National University of Singapore (NUS), will have his scholarship rescinded in his final semester.

"As the student had acted in a manner that was detrimental to the reputation and welfare of the university community, his actions breached the NUS Code of Student Conduct," said a university circular posted by national broadcaster Channel NewsAsia on its Facebook site.

"The Board of Discipline has ruled that his remarks were improper, insensitive and disrespectful... The remarks had also stirred up considerable unease, distrust and ill-will within and beyond the university community."

Last month, Sun enraged Singaporeans by posting on popular Chinese microblogging site Weibo that "there are more dogs than people" in the city-state, whose resident population is 74 per cent ethnic Chinese - Malay Mail