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S’poreans touched by British expat Anton Casey’s heartfelt apology

S’poreans touched by British expat Anton Casey’s heartfelt apology

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Nothing screams sincerity than an apology by a PR company apologising on his behalf.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life are touched to the core.

This after turnip-head, pasty-faced British expat Anton Casey sincerely apologised to Singaporeans of all stripes for calling them poor and smelly.

The heartfelt apology was made through a public relations company Fulford Public Relations that Casey had hired because money can buy remorse.

One Singaporean, Dui Bu Qi, said: “I can totally sense the sincerity and repentance in the apology. There is nothing that screams ‘I am truly, deeply sorry!’ than an apology written by a PR firm.”

Other Singaporeans, who heard the apology, teared as they could feel that it was from somewhere deep inside Casey’s soul.

Another local, Zhen Bao Qian, said: “The apology must have come straight from the heart and soul of Anton Casey. I can tell because it sounds like it was written by the intern working in the PR company, who probably spent 10 minutes on it, before heading out for drinks at the end of work.”

Indonesia apologises for failing to get rid of Singapore’s dengue mosquito

Indonesia apologises for failing to get rid of Singapore’s dengue mosquito

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Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono asks for forgiveness, begs not to embargo Indo mee.

Bzzzzz... Should I join PAP... bzzzzzz

Bzzzzz… Should I join PAP… bzzzzzz

Indonesia has penned a heartfelt apology to Singaporeans after they failed to use the haze to get rid of Singapore’s dengue mosquito problem.

Cross-straits relations between the two countries took a sour turn as it was announced today in Singapore that dengue cases around the island have been increasing despite an economy-halting haze sent our way from Sumatra.

And it was in this area that the Indonesians were the most regretful for.

One part of the handwritten apology addressing this issue read: “We are very, very sorry the blood suckers are still around! (I mean the mosquitoes, not the PAP!)”

The official environmental agency has since called on Singaporeans to continue to remain vigilant against the blood-sucking critters.

A spokesperson from the National Environment Agency, who declined to be named, said: “It is unfortunate that the government cannot claim credit. Imagine if the number of dengue cases really went down. Shiok…”

Sorry, Mohd Ishak, my bad

Sorry, Mohd Ishak, my bad

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I owe photojournalist Mohd Ishak an apology.

By Belmont Lay

The last few days have been spent twiddling my thumbs and looking sheepish.

What have I done? What should I do? Are these feelings “guilt pangs”?

And the responses online were coming hard and fast.

Man up, said one Scott Laizheng Lai.

Belmont is an ugly, dangerous toad, said another.

Thou shalt apologise, you anti-mainstream media cronies, said Cherian George.

The issue? New Nation put out a wildly inaccurate piece supposedly pinpointing the areas on a two-year-old photo showing cyclists that had been doctored.

But turns out that it wasn’t the case at all after the photojournalist, Mohd Ishak, who took the photo clarified. Convincingly.

Mohd Ishak, photojournalist

Mohd Ishak, photojournalist

I stand corrected.

Hence, saying sorry is necessary because a photojournalist’s integrity is at stake, not just because my photojournalists friends are threatening to hold me down, tie me up and kick my nuts in.

And it is necessary because the type of “work” (loosely defined) that New Nation does cannot happen otherwise.

We have never intended to be a shining beacon of light in this wild and tumultuous online media world.

Neither are we here to be a watchdog or role model or get too famous.

If we ever achieved any of those statuses, we did so obliquely.

And that would be a good sign that it is time to quit and move on to something else.

However, there is one rule that we should follow or else we would automatically cease to exist.

New Nation should only be known for circulating half-truths knowingly and intentionally.

The mistake, therefore, was to circulate half-truths that were not fully certified to be half-truths.

This, ironically, has a deleterious effect on our credibility (or incredibility).

If the above statements sound puzzling and do not make sense to you, do yourself a favour and just read the following:

To Mohd Ishak, I’m sorry man. My bad. I owe you one. Drop me an email at [email protected] I love teh tarik so teh tarik’s on me.

Lunch or dinner is fine too.

The 50% real news tagline never gave us blanket protection. And we’ve never insisted on it.

It is not a license to peddle falsehoods.

But it sure makes things entertaining.

And for those who are still arguing if the photos are real, you seriously need to stop watching Avatar.

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