Great Eastern suspends adviser who allegedly filmed student

Great Eastern Singapore identified the employee as Mr Nicholas Lim, "a Great Eastern financial representative".
Great Eastern Singapore identified the employee as Mr Nicholas Lim, "a Great Eastern financial representative".PHOTO: ST FILE

Insurer Great Eastern Singapore has suspended a financial adviser who is allegedly the National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate who filmed a woman in a shower at a student residential hall on the campus.

It has also identified him as Mr Nicholas Lim, "a Great Eastern financial representative" , in a Facebook statement yesterday.

When contacted, it would only say Mr Lim joined the company in August last year.

The company statement said "he has been placed on immediate suspension and has submitted his resignation".

It added that it "strongly disapproves of any inappropriate conduct by our financial representatives and will not hesitate to take the necessary action".

Members of the public and undergraduates have been calling for harsher punishment against Mr Lim, after the 23-year-old victim, Ms Monica Baey, recounted last week the incident and punishment on her Instagram account.

A third-year NUS communications and new media undergraduate, she posted last Thursday and Friday that she had noticed an iPhone being held underneath the door after she finished showering at Eusoff Hall on Nov 25 last year.

 
 

She wrote that NUS had asked the perpetrator to write an apology letter to her and undergo mandatory counselling. He was also banned from entering the hall and suspended from school for a semester.

NUS confirmed last Saturday that the police had investigated the case and the authorities gave the man a 12-month conditional warning. This means that if he commits another crime during the period, he will be charged for that and the earlier offence.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 23, 2019, with the headline 'Great Eastern suspends adviser who allegedly filmed student'. Print Edition | Subscribe