RJC student apologises for insensitively comparing NSFs to illegal immigrants

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A rant by Raffles Junior College student about guys who have to serve National Service have gone viral on Whatsapp chat groups. The student, who has been identified as Tian by netizens, has since taken down her video. But not before it was uploaded on Twitter.

In the video clip, the student says she’s tired of guys serving their national service counting down to their ORD date. She then compares the full-time national servicemen (NSFs) to illegal immigrants and say that the the NSFs have to go without having their identity cards (NRIC) for two years – but that millions of illegal immigrants go without any form of identification for years.

She ended her rant with the comment, “too bad, it sucks to be a boy brother”.


After her video clip went viral, the student put up an apology on her blog and said that she is an “idiot” and is not “mature enough”.

She added: “I hate that I’ve injured the feelings of many people due to my own negligence. And to that, I apologise. Without a hint of excuse or defence, I apologise to anyone whom I’ve directly offended, for being unthoughtful and for taking so long to apologise.”

Her apology as published in her blog reads:

“Don’t you just sometimes think, I am an idiot. YEP because I feel it all the time. I admit, I’m not mature enough, I’m not wise enough, and I’m not understanding enough. A lot of people are angry at me and believe me when I say this, so am i. I hate that I’ve injured the feelings of many people due to my own negligence. And to that, I apologise. Without a hint of excuse or defence, I apologise to anyone whom I’ve directly offended, for being unthoughtful and for taking so long to apologise. I never meant for whatever I said to be downright offensive, but it was my fault that I failed to realise it was inappropriate. And I thank all my friends for correcting me.

I think a lot of people want to seek revenge; they want to see terrible things happening to me because I’ve done something that has belittled them. This is a natural tendency and I’m not defending myself in any way, because I know I was wrong, but it shouldn’t be brought upon the communities that i come from. I am entirely responsible for the mess I’ve created, and no one else had a part to play in this.

The most important thing right now is to very openly admit that I was wrong and issue my apologies to whoever who demands it, and then grow from this gross mistake. I’m pushing myself to be more analytical and sensible. Honestly that was some dumb shit I said lah and whoever who hates me for this has every right to. ALL DONE IN BAD TASTE. Y’all haters don’t worry I’m like part of you, I’m really hating myself too like wtf really I was a dumbass. I’ll be less of an idiot in the future omfg this will be one of my top most embarrassing mistakes of my entire life I really need to slap myself.

Probably should’ve said all these earlier but I’ve been having dancing nonstop. Gosh.”