Home News ex-NMP Calvin Cheng calls CEO weakling for sacking FT who called Singapore...

ex-NMP Calvin Cheng calls CEO weakling for sacking FT who called Singapore ‘effing shit country’

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

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.”

- Advertisement -

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)

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Jolin Tsai’s perky butt got the internet abuzz

Taipei -- Mandopop diva Jolin Tsai isn't shy of flaunting her figure in all kinds of sexy and revealing outfits and her fans are just lapping it up. The 40-year-old singer uploaded a couple of photos from her trip to Yangmingshan...

Man attacks teen, calls him a virus, damages his phone

Singapore—A sudden attack took a teen by surprise when one man started yelling at him, physically harming him, and throwing his phone into a nearby drain at around 10.30pm on Tuesday (Feb 23) on a section of the road near the...

3 migrant workers die after 10 injured in Tuas industrial building blast

Singapore – Three of the 10 workers injured in an explosion at an industrial building in Tuas on Wednesday (Feb 24) died on Thursday. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to a fire at No. 32E Tuas Avenue 11 at around...

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent