Citing a CNN article titled, ‘Public shaming, social media, ruined lives’, former Nominated Member of Parliament, Calvin Cheng, said that internet with hunts should not be encouraged, and criticised 99.co’s CEO for doing so.
He said that it is fair if someone has committed a crime, but witch hunts should not be encouraged especially by people in power, who have the ability to calm a situation down, or give in to pressure and destroy a life.
The ex-NMP thinks that one should be more forgiving of misplaced tweets and posts.
Mr Cheng said: “To sack an employee because some hyper- sensitve Singaporeans go online and start a witch hunt over a Facebook remark saying Singapore is a shit country, is completely overreacting. Weak leadership, poor management skills and bad decision making.”
He later added a caveat to his post and said: “if the chap was sacked for not doing his job well, because as a digital marketing specialist he should know the Internet better, that’s fine. But NOT because some over sensitive locals are butt hurt and make a fuss on a forum.”
But he felt that since the CEO of 99.co, Darius Cheung, registered an account in a forum in order to announce the termination of the foreign talent who badmouthed Singapore, he probably caved-in to overly fussy Singaporeans.
Mr Cheung had earlier today (11 Jul) given the sack to one of his employees, Sonny Truyen, for lashing out at Singapore as being a “fxxking shit country”, just because he cannot get to play Pokemon GO here. (Read story here: http://bit.ly/29yuDZz)