The father of Benjamin Lim has disputed the facts laid out by MOE and Acting Minister for Education Ng Chee Meng. He claims that the school counsellor did not call his wife to check on Benjamin Lim’s well-being. Instead, Benjamin’s father said that the counsellor merely informed his wife that after a school meeting, Benjamin would be excluded from the school camp.
Before his wife could ask any further questions, the counsellor had hung up. Throughout their conversation, there was no questions asked about Benjamin and zero questions about Benjamin’s well-being.
In response to the grieving father’s latest comments against MOE, the Ministry declined to comment further as the matter is now subject to a Coroner’s Inquiry but empathised with the family in this time of grief.