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  • Sango 1981's Avatar
    20 posts since Jun '12
  • Summer hill's Avatar
    6,640 posts since Dec '11
  • Sango 1981's Avatar
    20 posts since Jun '12
  • Lokey's Avatar
    1,806 posts since Jan '09
    • I don't understand the issue. What is wrong being born in a poor Chinese-speaking family?

      Just ignore the person.

       

  • M the name's Avatar
    1,763 posts since Mar '09
    •  

      NUS student becomes target of online abuse

       

      SHOCKED BY ATTACKS It was traumatic to know that some of those I greatly respected in the USP were also the most relentless. - Ms Keira Chen -- PHOTO: KEIRA CHEN


      BY KEZIA TOH & MATTHIAS CHEW

       

      THE National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate who wrote a commentary in an online student newspaper has become the target of vicious comments on a Facebook page.

        Third-year student Keira Chen, 22, had said in her piece in The Kent Ridge Common that the university's policy of making it compulsory for students on the University Scholars Programme (USP) to stay on campus for two years would put needy students like herself at a disadvantage.

        Such students would need financial help to cover the cost of hostel fees, she wrote.

        Another article on the website estimated that those fees would come to at least $11,060.

        Ms Chen expressed concern in her article that the USP, an interdisciplinary honours programme, would become the preserve of well-to-do students.

        She is on the USP but is unaffected by the policy change as she entered the programme before it took effect. Previously, students on the USP, which was launched in 2001, did not have to pay more in fees than non-USP students.

        The cutting comments were made on the USP's private Facebook page, which has about 700 members, including alumni.

        In her article, Ms Chen had said that had she been affected by the policy change, she would not have been able to simply give more private tuition to earn the money as she was a "B student" who needed more time with her books. Her peers latched onto this, calling her "stupid" and "not the brightest crayon in the box".

        She said the few who stood up for her were drowned out by the torrent of nasty comments.

        Her commentary ran last October, but the online abuse was exposed only last week in an article in The Kent Ridge Common by website editor Koh Choon Hwee, a friend of Ms Chen's.

        Ms Chen said she was taken aback by the personal nature of the comments: "I expected better of USP students. I thought they would empathise with the issue."

        The attacks were all the more hurtful as they were made mostly by people she knew by name, if not personally. "It was traumatic to know that some of those I greatly respected in the USP were also the most relentless."

        NUS said it was disappointed with the comments, and that USP director John Richardson had written to all the students on the Facebook page, urging them to interact responsibly.

        The university is not taking further action as the matter "did not reach an intensity or scale that demanded disciplinary action". Its spokesman said the Facebook page was a private one, and that closing it would infringe on members' rights to social networking.

        Former Nominated MP and blogger Siew Kum Hong said NUS could have issued a more strongly worded line that making fun of someone from a low-income background is inappropriate. "It's important for institutions and the authorities to set the right social norms by making clear what is inappropriate. Otherwise, they seed the space for more cyber bullies."

        The incident reflects a class divide, where those who are privileged are unable and unwilling to understand the plight of those less well-off, he said.

       

      Top of the news, The Straits Times, Monday, June 4 2012, Pg A3

  • dangerboi's Avatar
    1,900 posts since Dec '06
    • Originally posted by Sango 1981:

      My doctor has certified that I am not paranoid but could be suffered from mental distress due to Edwin's and his SMU friends' actions. According to some legal advice, I can sue Edwin and his SMU friends for Intentional Inflcition of Emotional Distress (IIED).

      In theory, you're right. In reality, please learn to be strong. The fact that you are a graduate and the fact that you're able to create an account with this forum prior to posting your thoughts in standard english show that you have logical thinking.

      Why waste your time with such people? Focus on your career instead.

  • Sango 1981's Avatar
    20 posts since Jun '12
  • Summer hill's Avatar
    6,640 posts since Dec '11
    • can you give me an example on how they bullied you?

      post their photo here, don't be a pussy, let them they are playing with fire.

      the bullying grew out of greed, so, threaten their career by posting their pics here.

      they greedy, but something is better than nothing. you remind me of a wimp who never stands up for herself no matter how heavily she' bullied

  • angel7030's Avatar
    30,628 posts since Jul '07
    • Now that you come to this public forum to gossip about them, I think that should breakeven your agony

  • Sango 1981's Avatar
    20 posts since Jun '12
  • angel7030's Avatar
    30,628 posts since Jul '07
    • Amitofu, you eat tofu, i eat tohua, since u know abt causes and effects, you should let it be, stay calm, go work respect your senior, go home respect your elders, go out, respect the public, end of the month, press nos and collect paid, no big deal ya.

      What is going to happen to other is up to the effect to take it own course in dealing with them. If you are steady, confident, easy going, friendly and smart, no one can harm you, not even angels and demons, not to mention that few crooks

  • Sango 1981's Avatar
    20 posts since Jun '12
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    17,714 posts since Feb '04
  • M the name's Avatar
    1,763 posts since Mar '09
  • Sango 1981's Avatar
    20 posts since Jun '12
  • Summer hill's Avatar
    6,640 posts since Dec '11
    • Originally posted by Sango 1981:

      They are not just a few crooks. They are thousands of them. If I had not taken the initiative to investigate into Edwin's family background and uncovered that he was not the heir of Far East Organisation and Sino Group, I would still be attacked by thousands of them on a daily basis!

      Thousands??? :0

       

  • Sango 1981's Avatar
    20 posts since Jun '12
  • Lokey's Avatar
    1,806 posts since Jan '09
    • You should ignore the person and leave it.

      If you try to fight back, you are actually making 'you' interesting for the others.

      When they find that you are no longer 'interesting' they would look for some1 else to disturb. This principle applies in the army or in the school.

       

       

  • Sango 1981's Avatar
    20 posts since Jun '12
  • troublemaker2005's Avatar
    8,443 posts since Dec '05
    • bully what? chao ah liana nd beng and huay - harly even a basic tiertary cert want to act high? see your appointment letter - grade lower than me lah hahaha icon_lol.gif

       

      don't know how to respect your higher rank issit? one day i teach you good good.

  • Sango 1981's Avatar
    20 posts since Jun '12
  • Aneslayer's Avatar
    1,511 posts since May '11
    • To forgive is to let go of a burden... 大丈夫,拿得起,放得下。

      Nice initiative... but ICA allows anyone to obtain BC's?

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