Sunday, 27 September 2009

Ris Low... Again

Haiz, Ris Low (our famous Ms Singapore) is in the news again. She is found to have been convicted of credit card fraud which she committed when she was working at a well-known medical centre at 17. She allegedly stole customers' credit cards to buy things for herself (and others) and was sacked and charged. So now there is a lot of talk about stripping her of her title. apparently, the organisers didn't know and are now outraged that she kept it from them, to which she replied she was not aware that there is such a clause (that contestants must not have any criminal record). duh...

My personal take is she shouldn't represent singapore anymore. otherwise people will think "is that the best ambassador your country can find?"

but as a person, what she did, she said, was a moment of folly when she was young so i feel people should give her a chance. how many of us can say we have not done anything wrong when we were younger? we all have made mistakes. i have (although not that kind of serious mistake to get charge la) and i regret some of my actions but that was in the past.

i also feel sad for her because when something like that is published, i think she will have difficulty even finding a good job, not to mention represent singapore. her family will also be affected...

poor girl...