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Re: [Xen-users] Public Apology to Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore

On 04/26/2011 04:34 PM, "Singapore Citizen Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang
Enming) åæé " wrote:
> 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.
> [b]What really happened[/b]
> 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.
> [b]Explanations[/b]
> 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 BEng(Hons)
> Alma Maters:
> (1) Singapore Polytechnic
> (2) National University of Singapore

This seems a bit off-topic.

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