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Alleged proxy of NUS voyeur publishes public statement of apology

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An Instagram user claiming to be a direct line of communication to Nicholas Lim Jun Kai seems to have published a public statement of apology on behalf of Lim.

Last week, NUS student Monica Baey revealed that a voyeur filmed her without her consent and knowledge while she was taking a shower at NUS’ residential Eusoff Hall. The perpetrator, 23-year-old student Nicholas Lim Jun Kai, was given a one-term suspension, a 12-month conditional (sentence) warning and ordered to make a written apology to the victim.

The way the case was handled drew intense flak on social media. Several netizens called on the authorities to mete out stiffer punishments against Lim, especially since another voyeur who recorded women showering at Republic Polytechnic in 2016 received a ten-week jail term.

In the midst of intense public backlash, Instagram user flyingcorgi_ seems to have published a statement of apology on behalf of Lim. The bio on flyingcorgi_’s Instagram page claims that he is not Lim but is representing Lim:

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A screenshot of a post flyingcorgi_ made is now circulating on social media. The post consists of a statement of apology that flyingcorgi_ claims is from Nicholas Lim. The post says:

“Statement from Nicholas Lim [Jun Kai]: “For the past few months, I’ve been overcome with shame and regret. It was no small mistake but a stupid act done in a moment of folly to satiate my voyeuristic fetish.
“I’m truly sorry for my reprehensible actions and sincerely apologize to anyone I’ve caused distress to. There’s no excuse for what I’ve done.
“I urge sexual harassment victims with similar stories like Monica to step forward and seek legal recourse for there’s no shame on doing so. I will face whatever consequences are meted out and hope that this will give Monica and her loved ones some closure.
“I’ve since resigned from Great Eastern and been keeping out of the public eye to protect myself and those close to me. Once again, no words can mitigate the trauma that I have caused Monica since that day.”

Although the post is no longer available on flyingcorgi_’s public Instagram page, flyingcorgi_ still insists that he is related to Nicholas Lim “in some way”. A netizen shared this screenshot of their conversation with the Instagram user:

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At present, there is no apparent way to contact flyingcorgi_ on Instagram to confirm the veracity of his claims. The Independent is investigating this matter and will further report on this story once we have an update.

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