Like a dog with its tail between its legs, like that schoolyard bully who has just been threatened by the principal with a rotan on his ka-chng, self-proclaimed patriot, Canon Singapore employee, and father of some very unlucky kids, PNSman Inspector Bryan Lim has deleted his Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. But not before offering the following non-pology:
The target of his hatred, he claims, is not LGBT people, but foreign companies like Bloomberg. We took his words out of context, he says, because he wasn’t referring to physical bullets or physical death.
Nice try, Bryan. Your exact words once again were: “Give me the permission to open fire. I would like to see these £@€$^*s die for their causes.” We all heard exactly what you meant — loud and crystal clear.
Sacking Bryan from the company would be too easy. The perfect outcome from this episode would be for Canon Singapore to require him to clock in community service hours in service of the LGBT community.
The Singapore Police Force, however, needs to give this officer a dishonourable discharge, and get him to surrender his uniform with immediate effect.
Here’s a man who just threatened to open fire on a category of Singaporeans who did him absolutely no harm. Would we feel safer on the streets with this man in uniform and armed with a gun?
For the SPF to let such a man off with anything amounting to a pat on the wrist would be to damage its own integrity. It needs to act fast and act now.