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Students demand an overhaul in NUS policy regarding sexual harassment while NUSSU Exco stands by punishment meted out to offender in latest case

Following the story of a National University of Singapore (NUS) student, Monica Baey, calling out the school for not giving out a stronger punishment to the student who has filmed her in the shower, a group of 489 students released a statement of concern regarding sexual harassment at NUS on 21 April. Addressed to the higher management including the President, …

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Mother of NUS student filmed in shower says trust in the school “is now broken” following light punishment given to the perpetrator

The mother of an undergraduate student of National University of Singapore (NUS) who was filmed in the shower by another male student took to her Facebook account on Saturday (20 April) to speak up about the incident, adding that her trust in the university is now broken. Mary Baey, the mother of third-year communications undergraduate Monica Baey, wrote in the …

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NUSSU Exco recognises that NUS takes sexual harassment very seriously and urges students not to harass perpetrator in case involving Ms Monica Baey

The executive-committee of the National University of Singapore Student Union (NUSSU Exco), has issued a statement to express its condemnation of any form of sexual harassment, which is a serious community problem that everyone has a responsibility in handling and its regret that Ms Monica Baey, and other victims of sexual harassment, have had to go through such traumatic experiences …

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NUS to convene committee to review the current disciplinary and support frameworks in light of public outcry over how it handled a case of outrage of modesty

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has issued a statement on Saturday, saying that it will convene a committee to review the current disciplinary and support frameworks. This is in response to the allegations by an undergraduate student about the inaction of the school regarding the complaint that another student filmed her at the showers. Ms Monica Baey took to …

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China forgives and invites PM Lee to attend its “Belt and Road” Forum

China held its first high-profile “Belt and Road” Forum in May 2017. Some 29 heads of state as well as representatives of 28 other countries were invited to attend the forum. The “Belt and Road” initiative is China’s attempt to revive ancient Silk Road trade routes and build infrastructure across the region. However, conspicuously, PM Lee was missing among the …

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