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Anton Casey and family leave for Perth amid threats

He offers to do community work to atone for 'poor people' remarks

Published on Jan 25, 2014 7:59 AM
 
Briton Anton Casey, who left Singapore yesterday in the wake of his Facebook remarks disparaging public transport commuters

Briton Anton Casey, who sparked a furore by calling public transport users "poor people", left Singapore for Perth yesterday because of threats made against his family.

The 39-year-old, who took along his wife - former Singapore beauty queen Bernice Wong - and five-year-old son to Western Australia state, also apologised again for his remarks, this time offering to do community work.

"I hope the people of Singapore will allow me to volunteer my time and resources to community projects in order to make amends for my mistakes," he wrote in an e-mail response last night to queries from The Straits Times.

"I also hope the people of Singapore, my adopted home, will forgive me over time."

 
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MAKING AMENDS

I hope the people of Singapore will allow me to volunteer my time and resources to community projects in order to make amends for my mistakes. I also hope the people of Singapore, my adopted home, will forgive me over time.

- Briton Anton Case, who left Singapore yesterday in the wake of his Facebook remarks disparaging public transport commuters