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Old 05-20-2011, 07:07 AM   #1
Teo En Ming
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Public Apology to Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong


Subject: Public Apology to Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore

I was misconstrued as having insulted Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. My words were twisted and misinterpreted and I feel that there is a need to explain myself and set the record straight.

What really happened

It was sometime in Aug/Sep in the year 2009. The setting was in the Tampines Central office of Asiasoft Online Pte Ltd. I was having a ***verbal*** conversation with Melvin Lee, my new I.T. department manager, when he challenged me to complete an I.T. assignment within a specified period of time. In response to his challenge, I replied in Mandarin: "If I cannot complete the I.T. assignment within a specified period of time, then Lee Kuan Yew is wang ba dan". I used to be fond of using other people's names to "bet" with people but now no more. The Minister Mentor's name came into my mind spontaneously and I used it to "bet" with my I.T. department manager.

Explanations

1. It was not my intention to insult the Minister Mentor at that time. Please note the use of the IF... THEN... statement in my verbal conversation.

2. I did not know wang ba dan [hanyu pinyin] means bastard at all until I consulted Goh Meng Seng much later.

I would like to apologize to the Minister Mentor and the Prime Minister of Singapore if I have offended them in any way. I swear it was not my intention to insult the Minister Mentor. Please forgive me for using your name carelessly to "bet" with my former I.T. department manager.


Yours sincerely,

Singapore Citizen Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming) Dip(Mechatronics) BEng(Hons)(Mechanical Engineering)

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Old 05-20-2011, 10:27 AM   #2
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What on earth is this, and why is it all over loads of mailing lists??
 
Old 05-20-2011, 01:13 PM   #3
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Hi,

I reported the thread earlier. Not appropriate or the correct forum if any here at LQ. Possibly <General>.
 
Old 05-20-2011, 01:17 PM   #4
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not apporiate at all, i doubt Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will come looking to LQ for this "apology"
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:25 PM   #5
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Oh sweet ... We're including personal problems now?!? I never knew! ... Does that mean I can post about my explosive diarrhea?






(for those lacking the ability of humor, This is what we call a joke)
 
Old 05-20-2011, 01:31 PM   #6
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:40 PM   #7
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I think this may actually be for real. As in it's a real person who has (quite wrongly) decided it's a good idea to post this all over the place rather than being a spam bot or such like.

There is someone who appears to be the same person on Facebook facebook.com/people/Teo-En-Ming/100000750083982
This appears to be one of his blogs enmingteo.wordpress.com Skimming through it I could sight of this post: enmingteo.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/open-letter-plea-for-medicalhelp-assistance-to-world-leaders The content of which has been posted all over the place, in the same way that this public apology has been.

If such writings are for real, the guy appears to have what could politely be refereed to as issues.

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Old 05-20-2011, 01:40 PM   #8
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A quick google of this guy's name shows he's hearing voices, is under mind control, and would like to sue god.

Sounds perfectly reasonable to me. I think he'd make a fine addition to our community.
 
Old 05-20-2011, 01:52 PM   #9
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A quick google of this guy's name shows he's hearing voices, is under mind control, and would like to sue god.

Sounds perfectly reasonable to me. I think he'd make a fine addition to our community.
That sounds perfectly idiotic, to be polite, to me.

And what community is that?

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Old 05-20-2011, 02:07 PM   #10
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Clearly crazy ... I mean who spreads this info on the internet?

I don't care how sorry I am, Random people on the interweb are not getting my address and/or phone number and ID number.

You know what says sorry? Writting the minister a letter ... and maybe sending a fruit basket.

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Old 05-20-2011, 03:45 PM   #11
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I think it is secret spy stuff.

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Old 05-20-2011, 05:06 PM   #12
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Clearly crazy ... I mean who spreads this info on the internet?



I don't care how sorry I am, Random people on the interweb are not getting my address and/or phone number and ID number.

You know what says sorry? Writting the minister a letter ... and maybe sending a fruit basket.
I think i need a new line of credit..
 
Old 05-20-2011, 06:30 PM   #13
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I think is is secret spy stuff.
It is posted all over the internet. Does not look very secret to me
 
Old 05-20-2011, 09:30 PM   #14
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My gut tells me that, if this is all over the net, it is likely quite the opposite of an apology.

Both the persons he names are subjects of lengthy Wikipedia articles.
 
Old 05-21-2011, 03:37 AM   #15
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Indeed this has nothing to do with LinuxQuestions and it's undoubtedly cross-spamming all over the forums around.

@OP: if you want to do public apologies, contact the major local newspapers or the local TV networks and buy space and visibility. Don't spam all the technical forums around the world! Nobody here is interested in your personal stories or in your apologies. Nuff' said.
 
  


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