28 Feb '12, 12pm

Baey Yam Keng apologises for comments over foreign student's remark

Baey Yam Keng apologises for comments over foreign student's remark

SINGAPORE: Tampines MP Baey Yam Keng apologised in Parliament Tuesday, for his comments over a remark by a foreign student here on a Singapore government scholarship. Mr Baey has been accused of not standing up for Singaporeans. But he said that was never his intention. The comment by China national Sun Xu, that "there are more dogs than humans in Singapore", had sparked plenty of comments after it went viral online. The final-year Mechanical Engineering student at the National University of Singapore had posted the remark on his microblog, after describing how some "uncles" in Singapore would stare at him after he brushed against them in public. Some netizens also took issue with the fact that Sun is a government scholar. Mr Baey was later quoted by a newspaper saying that there might be something in Sun's words that Singaporeans could reflect on. This added to the furore...

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