Former NTUC Membership Assistant Director Amy Cheong, who was earlier Monday dismissed from her post for offensive comments she made against Malay weddings, sent the following statement to the media on Monday afternoon, as reported by Channel NewsAsia:
To all I've hurt and offended:
I am terribly sorry to all who were affected emotionally, mentally and in all other aspects. I am aware of the pain I've caused through my insensitive remarks on social media. Please see me as a person offering my most sincere apology.
There was no racism intended in my post. I was trying to rest and the noise was affecting me greatly however I do understand that this is not a valid reason to post what I did. I was wrong and am repentant.
As soon as I realised how it has affected Singaporeans, I promptly took down my post and issued my apology. I apologised through Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, hoping that you could see my immediate genuine regret.
I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me for my mistake.
Yours in repentance,
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