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Anton Casey goes for online makeover

Expat's resume posted on YouTube, his name appears prominently in articles on Singapore

Published on May 18, 2014 6:53 AM
 
Mr Anton Casey.

Briton Anton Casey, who fled to Australia in January after being slammed for denigrating public transport commuters, has made headlines again - this time on purpose.

In what appears to be a bid for an online makeover, the 39-year-old is believed to have posted a video resume of himself on YouTube two weeks ago.

The voice-over points to Mr Casey's "great success" as well as his "deep passion for mentoring" in the 75-second clip which consists of a series of photos, including one of Marina Bay.

Since the end of last month, at least seven articles about Mr Casey, a former wealth manager here, have also popped up online - mostly on sites where users are encouraged to post articles.

 
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START OF CONTROVERSY

Mr Anton Casey sparked a furore after two of his Facebook posts went viral on Jan 20.

In one post, a picture of his five-year-old son on an MRT train was accompanied by the caption: "Daddy where is your car & who are all these poor people?"

In the other, his son is seen in a silver Porsche, this time with the comment: "Normal service can resume, once I have washed the stench of public transport off me."

The next day, Mr Casey issued an apology through public relations firm Fulford PR Consultancy, saying that his family had suffered "extreme emotional and verbal abuse online" and had even received death threats.

Many felt that his use of a PR firm was insincere.

On Jan 24, he flew to Perth with his son and wife, former Miss Singapore Universe Bernice Wong. He said he was leaving Singapore because of threats made against his family.

He also e-mailed The Straits Times, offering to atone for his mistake through community work and expressing his hope of returning "when we feel safe".

On Jan 25, Crossinvest (Asia) announced that Mr Casey, who was a wealth manager with the company, was no longer its employee.

Yeo Sam Jo

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