From: Masturbating Myself
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 20:56:53 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Wed, Sep 30 2009 11:56 am
Subject: Why Ris Low is better than the MP's
At the very least, she had the courage to resign for the sake of
Singapore unlike some public officials who still linger on shamelessly
at the expense of taxpayers despite making horrendous, unforgivable
Faced with increasing public pressure and backlash over her past
conviction for credit card fraud, Miss World Singapore Ris Low backs
out of finals in Johannesburg, South Africa in December this year.
The organizer of the pageant, ERM World will announce a new
representative shortly. It had told the state media earlier that it
would be seeking legal advice on the matter.
ERM World said it has met Ms Low and her parents and ‘they have agreed
to allow their daughter to resign from the crown as we feel is in the
best interest for the Miss Singapore World Pageant and Singapore at
On Ms Low’s conviction in May and her bipolar disorder, ERM said there
was no way of checking if a contestant has a criminal record or
suffering from depression.
‘Ris Low was determined, well behaved and performed well throughout
the 2 month competition and even went on to win eight special awards.
This is not easy task to accomplish from a group of 22 contestants.
With her good performance and beauty, she excelled in the
ERM said it felt sorry for Miss Low but added: ‘We cannot compromise
on our contest rules, regulations and the image of the Miss Singapore
The embattled Miss Low had attracted controversy since her crowning
first with her sub-par command of the English language followed by the
sensational relevation that she was convicted in May on charges of
credit card fraud and is currently on probation.
While the majority of Singaporeans had called for her to be stripped
of her title, some felt that she should be given a second chance in
In an interview with the Straits Times last week, Miss Low expressed
remorse for her past mistakes and hope she can be given another chance
to fight for her dreams.
It appears that Singaporeans are not a forgiving people after all and
given her untenable position following the negative publicity of her
case, it is only a matter of time before the coveted crown is removed
from her head.
With the fiasco drawing to the close, the state media should leave
Miss Low alone and allow her to move on with her life.