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    i guess the uncle was at the wrong place at the wrong time. there are bound to be black sheep everywhere to bring shame to where they belong. i have UK family and friends who are one of the best people in the world and it would be unfair to say all British citizens are cheats. but if the uncle already let the matter rest, then we should also respect his decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohgui View Post
    quote from UK Daily Mail...



    it should print SGD5 instead of 5. if there are dumbasses in the world reading this, they may think the victim is charging a ridiculously high fare for a 10-min ride.

    man... the Daily Mail should be more carefull in this.
    tot the uncle initially asked for $10?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    tot the uncle initially asked for $10?
    That's not 5 sterling as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse23 View Post
    i guess the uncle was at the wrong place at the wrong time. there are bound to be black sheep everywhere to bring shame to where they belong. i have UK family and friends who are one of the best people in the world and it would be unfair to say all British citizens are cheats. but if the uncle already let the matter rest, then we should also respect his decision.
    yea i agree not all people are like that.
    some people are real nice.

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    被捉弄上Youtube 老三轮车夫接受omy访问

    http://www.omy.sg/news/hotnews/20071...7_trishaw.html

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    Here is a interview video with the trishaw man.
    http://www.omy.sg/common/media/vodca...31_007_trishaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by noob117 View Post
    yea i agree not all people are like that.
    some people are real nice.
    Exactly! And not all 'foreign talents' are like that, I am amazed to read some of the nasty replies in the other sites.......

    I know not all Singaporeans are generalising, but it does happen so often, I mean not all Singaporeans for example are 'kiasu', isn't it? I have heard really nasty things how some people in Singapore call one another names to people from other races......

    Apart from pointing fingers to these three guys, which is perfectly correct for the bad deeds they did to the old man, we should also look at ourselves first......

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    the original price they agreed on was $15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pai View Post
    the original price they agreed on was $15.
    which is equivalent to 5quid. daily mail was right but failed to state it was reduced to S$5.

    did you all know that a trip from yio chu kang to orchard rd might cost around S$10, but take the same distance and put it in north england, the fare would have been 20quid (S$60). and standard of living in north england is much lesser than south england (london). and a plate of fried rice or a sandwich meal costs over 10quid! no such thing as S$3 laksa or bak chor mee. therefore i dont see what is 5quid, or even 1pound and some shillings worth to them.

    why am i still on this.. lol

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    TRISHAW UNCLE, 67, SAYS:
    I didn't know they were MAKING FUN OF ME

    By Elysa Chen, Liew Hanqing and Tan May Ping
    November 01, 2007

    THEY laughed at the trishaw uncle as he panted under their weight.

    And when they got off, they refused to pay the elderly man the fare he was due.

    Thinking it would make a funny video, three British tourists filmed their trishaw ride in Singapore about three months ago, then posted it online on YouTube last week.

    The video's title: 'The Slowest Taxi in Southeast Asia'.

    But the posting has backfired on them.

    Within days, it was widely circulated among local Netizens, who were incensed at the way the trishaw rider was treated.

    In the four-minute video, the three medium-built male tourists are seen squeezing onto the elderly rider's trishaw.

    Struggling under their weight, he pedals at a snail's pace while his passengers taunt him for going slowly.

    When they alight, the rider asks them for the $10 fare. One of the tourists flippantly says to another: 'Just give him $5.'

    In the end, they simply hail a taxi and take off without paying the uncle a cent.

    Though the original video was removed by the tourist who posted it, another user, likely a Singaporean, re-posted it on YouTube and retitled it: 'B*****ds bullying Singapore senior citizen...'

    The video has also made its way to numerous blogs.

    Since the video was re-posted on Saturday, it has been viewed more than 16,000 times.

    Netizens - most of whom seem to be Singaporean - have posted more than 400 angry comments about the video, as well as directly on the tourist's YouTube profile page.

    Many hurled expletives at the three tourists, calling them heartless bullies.

    The New Paper tracked down the trishaw rider, Mr Lee Shee Lam, at Clarke Quay last night.

    When approached, he said he had forgotten about the incident and was reluctant to talk about it at first.

    He brushed it off as bad luck.

    'It happened so long ago. Anyway, what could I have done?' said Mr Lee, 67, in Hokkien.

    ANGRY

    He later said that he was angry and frustrated when the tourists did not pay up.

    'They refused to pay, then they flagged a taxi and left,' he said.

    Before they got on his trishaw, Mr Lee claimed the three men had agreed to pay $15 for their ride.

    'It was the first time it happened to me in my 15 years of riding,' said the burly Mr Lee, who walks with a slight limp.

    He picked the men up at Clarke Quay and they got off at the Central Fire Station along Hill Street, about 10 minutes away.

    Mr Lee, who does not understand English, said he was not aware they were making fun of him or that they were filming the journey.

    He only knew that things had blown up when he was approached by reporters.

    How does he feel being made fun of?

    'It doesn't matter. I have already forgotten about it,' he said.

    The good-natured man works every day from about 5pm to 3am, and sleeps the rest of the day.

    On a good day, he earns about $30 but on most days, he pockets much less.

    Asked if he has had a hard life, he said: 'There is no need to bring it up to other people. As long as I know, that's enough.

    'Whether I am happy or not, I have been doing this for 15 years.'

    Mr Lee was born without a right ear, and other than rheumatism in his legs, he does not suffer from other illnesses.

    He lives with his wife and grown-up daughter in a Sembawang flat. His son, who is in his 30s, is married and living on his own.

    Although his children give him money, he still needs to work.

    He bought the trishaw for over $300 when he was 52.

    He said: 'I had no choice. No one wants to employ you when you are old.'

    Mr Lee was an odd-job labourer when he was younger, and proudly said: 'I also worked in construction sites. I had a lot of strength back then.'

    He reckons he has two or three more years left in him as a trishaw rider.

    He said: 'You need a lot of strength and I think I won't have enough strength by then.'

    Another trishaw rider, Mr Ong Heng Bok, 60, who has known Mr Lee for six years, said he was not aware of the incident.

    Said Mr Ong: 'He did not tell me anything. He probably thought it was a small matter.'

    The New Paper also managed to track down, through a query sent through YouTube, the tourist who posted the original video.

    Responding to our queries, Mr Bo Davis, 26, said he did not feel they were being bullies at all.

    'I don't abide bullying,' he said.

    UNEXPECTED RESPONSE

    Mr Davis said the online responses he received were totally unexpected.

    He said he had posted the video on YouTube to display on his personal Facebook account, and didn't think anybody else would look at it.

    He said: 'I couldn't believe the comments - I was shocked by the threats.

    'People's reactions were shocking but interesting at the same time.'

    After the first wave of comments, Mr Davis apologised online for his behaviour and removed the original video.

    'I am sorry for the offence caused, and for being disrespectful to the elderly. But I think it's been blown out of proportion,' he said.

    On comments that his group had bullied Mr Lee, Mr Davis said: 'Looking back, I think we were insensitive. But bullies, no.'

    http://tnp.sg/news/story/0,4136,146408,00.html?

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    A half hearted apology at best.

    These 3 chaps are too cheapskate as they didn't even offer to pay the apek after this expose.

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    I would love to see this suggestion/comment happened here:

    "I hope these guys are found and deported back to Singapore where they still have the cane. 100 lashes each should be about right for these yobs."

    - Norm, Newcastle, UK


    But i think families will have to collect them from the mortuary after 100 strokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garou12 View Post
    what to do. They claim that they're a legitimate paper but all they are is a rag. False advertising in my book
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookiez View Post
    I would love to see this suggestion/comment happened here:

    "I hope these guys are found and deported back to Singapore where they still have the cane. 100 lashes each should be about right for these yobs."

    - Norm, Newcastle, UK


    But i think families will have to collect them from the mortuary after 100 strokes.
    sad to see they still have not corrected the amount stated, SDG5 and 5sterling is a huge difference. maybe it helps to make the 3 guys look less evil???
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    I think let's just let the matter to rest.... it's going abit absurd with the reporting and the comments...... Instead of doing tit for tat.... why not show that despite the callous nature of the 3 lads, we Singaporeans can be gracious enough to say we forgive but we dont forget... as a reminder to everyone. That being respect us and dont try to pull off a jack ass on us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aeskywan View Post
    I think let's just let the matter to rest.... it's going abit absurd with the reporting and the comments...... Instead of doing tit for tat.... why not show that despite the callous nature of the 3 lads, we Singaporeans can be gracious enough to say we forgive but we dont forget... as a reminder to everyone. That being respect us and dont try to pull off a jack ass on us.
    Yeah.. The Ah Pek already forgiven them who are we to press on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Yeah.. The Ah Pek already forgiven them who are we to press on?
    i think his son wants to sue them, unless they fulfil 3 demands. haaa
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    i think his son wants to sue them, unless they fulfil 3 demands. haaa
    Honestly I think the son is just trying his luck now that the case is in the papers. Realistically speaking on what grounds are you suing the 3 lads for? And which court to apply the case to? British Court or Singapore Courts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    i think his son wants to sue them, unless they fulfil 3 demands. haaa
    now... this is typical asian behaviour. cannot let matters lay to rest. the father already forgive... why pursue further?

    greed? the promise of a windfall on someone else's misfortunes?

    there are so many cases where family members turn on to other family members because of money... father sue daugther, son sue mother, etc. when it comes to money, everyone for himself.

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    The son could be suing to protect the pride of his father. If I am him, I would also sue the idiots to protect my parents' honour since I have the evidence of it that it is a clear case of mockery.

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