Remember the brouhaha last year over a birthday ragging incident at elite Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC)? A birthday girl was dragged in the public canteen; had her hands tied to two basketball poles and tortured.
Singaporeans were divided in their opinion over the issue. There were some who chastised the perpetrators, slamming them for having fun at the expense of the birthday girl.
Others, like ACJC student, Javier Yeo defended his school’s ragging culture. “It’s fine. ACJC is part of a school of elite JCs in Singapore which are not meant for prudes anyway”, wrote Javier on his blog.
ACJC principal, Mrs Kelvyna Chan, responded to the incident with relative calm, stating that the school authorities knew about the ragging and had sent the students involved for counselling.
As the ACJC school motto goes: “The best is yet to be”.
Well, another set of ACJC ragging photos have surfaced on the Internet again. This time, a bunch of guys gang up to dump a birthday girl into a waste bin and wheeled her around in the school canteen to “parade” their victory.
Photos as below (via STOMP). The guy circled in red (from the original photo source, I did not single him out) is said to be the son of Minister of Community Development, Youth and Sports, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan:
From the photos, the girl looks quite happy… hence it’s really a case of young men and women having fun. Though if we were to ask me, I seriously don’t find it fun to have my friends dumped me into a waste bin for my birthday. I guess this is a unique ACJC culture that outsiders like me won’t be able to understand.
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