17 Nov '11, 1pm

Young PAP member quits over offensive remarks on Facebook

Young PAP member quits over offensive remarks on Facebook

SINGAPORE: A Young People's Action Party (YP) member who posted "insensitive" remarks - in his own words - on his Facebook page has resigned, following an online furore. Mr Jason Neo has also issued an apology on his Facebook page. He had posted a religiously and racially offensive caption to a photograph which he uploaded onto the social networking website. The posting went viral recently. In Mr Neo's apology, he said the post was out of a "moment's folly" and did not, in any way, represent the view of the PAP or the YP. He said: "I hereby offer those within our Muslim community and anyone else offended my most sincere and unreserved apology." Mr Neo, a volunteer at Meet-the-People sessions in Sembawang who joined YP in June, had posted the offensive caption and photo sometime in February. Mr Neo's action was condemned by YP leaders, including YP chairman Teo Ser Luck who...

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