The Embassy of Israel in Singapore apologised for the deplorable behaviour of a junior diplomat who misused a Singapore flag as a table cloth during an outdoor party at The Levelz condominium along Farrer Road.
The Embassy announced “It was appalled to learn of deplorable behaviour displayed by one of its junior staff members and expresses its sincere apologies…The Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has instructed that requisite strong disciplinary procedure will be adopted against the individual after his meeting with the Singapore authorities, reflecting the severity with which Israel views this incident, especially in light of the close and friendly relationship between Singapore and Israel”.
The story of foreigners using the Singapore flag as a table cloth was broken by All Singapore Stuff after a irate resident sent in photo evidence of the incident.
As a result of the incident, the Israeli Ambassador was summoned in by Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs after a police report was made. MFA spokesman reiterated that the misuse of Singapore’s national flag was a serious offence and all persons including diplomats and foreigners must respect our rules and regulations. MFA was also satisfied at the prompt apology and assurances of strong disciplinary action against the culprit.