NUS student leaves Great Eastern after being suspended for 'inappropriate misconduct'

Almost 500 NUS students issue statement of concern on sexual harassment at NUS
Almost 500 NUS students issue statement of concern on sexual harassment at NUS

SINGAPORE — A National University of Singapore undergraduate who was caught filming a female undergraduate showering on campus has resigned from Great Eastern after the insurer said on Monday (22 April) that it has suspended him for misconduct.

“We are aware of the recent incident involving Nicholas Lim, a Great Eastern financial representative. He has been placed on immediate suspension and has since submitted his resignation,” Great Eastern said in a post on its Facebook page.

“Great Eastern strongly disapproves of any inappropriate misconduct by our financial representatives and will not hesitate to take the necessary action,” it added.

The NUS Board of Discipline had ordered the male student to be suspended for one semester, banned from entering into housing premises on campus, undergo counselling, write a letter of apology, among other punishments.

The first-time offender was also given a 12-month conditional warning by the police. If the student were to commit an offence over the following 12 months after the warning, he would be prosecuted for both offences.

Earlier Monday, NUS said it will hold a town hall meeting this week amid the furore over the incident that took place in a hostel toilet.

“The University has heard your concerns. We are holding a town hall this week for NUS students, faculty and staff to gather feedback and concerns about sexual misconduct on campus and to discuss how the University can further strengthen its disciplinary and support frameworks,” NUS said in a post on its Facebook page.

The post by NUS comes a day after almost 500 NUS students – with support from 194 students from other local universities and educational institutions – wrote a letter to the top management of NUS, urging them to take immediate steps to tackle sexual harassment on campus.

The letter was in response to Instagram posts by Monica Baey, who was filmed in the incident, expressing anger over what she perceived to be light punishment imposed on Lim.

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