British banker fired, escapes to Australia after his remarks on 'poor' Singapore on Facebook.
A Singapore-based UK banker, Anton Casey, who triggered massive public
outrage over his Facebook remarks insulting Singapore residents, has
been dismissed from his post and forced to flee to Australia.
His employer Crossinvest (Asia) Pte Ltd and Casey “parted
ways”, the company indicated on Saturday, as quoted by AFP.
"Those comments go against our core corporate and family
values that are based on trust, mutual understanding and are
respectful of diversity," the company’s statement said.
Anton Casey, 39, married to a former Singapore beauty queen, has
gone to Perth, Australia, in the wake of the scandal.
Casey has permanent residence in Singapore which he calls his
adopted home, and claims he received death threats after posting
his “poor people” comments on Facebook, referring to
One of the posts was a picture of a boy who is apparently Casey’s
five-year-old son sitting inside a metro train, with a caption
above his head reading: “Daddy, where is your car & who
are all these poor people?”
In another post, Casey complained about “the stench of public
transport” while his Porsche was in the garage.
Notakaki: Bahaya tau social media ni, jangan sebarang cakap ya.