A former lecturer at a polytechnic in Singapore on Friday apologized for making racist remarks against a couple of Indo-Chinese origin. A Singapore based media agency gave this information.
Channel News Asia reported on Friday that a video of Ten Boon Lee’s remarks was viral on social media. After that his employer Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) suspended him early last month. Later they dismissed him.
Ten said in a statement that on June 5, 2021, I publicly encountered Dev Prakash and his partner Jacqueline Ho. During this time I made many undesirable remarks about cross-cultural relations. Those comments were unacceptable. I am very sorry for what I said.
He said that what happened that evening was out of my nature. I was embroiled in a personal matter and was deeply saddened by it. Still, my personal problems are no excuse for my actions.
The channel quoted Ten as saying that I have apologized to Prakash and Ho and their family. I would also like to apologize to those in the wider Singaporean community whom I have hurt and offended with my words.
In the video uploaded by Prakash, Ten was telling the couple that they should have relationships with people of their “race”.