Saturday September 8, 2012
Netizens: Winson Seow must pay for his ruse
ALTHOUGH Winson Seow's father has publicly apologised for his son's “mistake”, netizens want Winson to do so on his own, China Press reported.
They want Winson, who had claimed to be a military surgeon until his credentials were questioned, to publicly apologise. Some want him to be charged in court.
They said Winson did not show remorse as he should have come out and explained to the public, and not ask his father Teck Chong to apologise on his behalf.
They also questioned the donation collected from the public. It was reported that the amount came up to RM30,000, but Teck Chong had said it was about RM140,000.
They also urged certain quarters not to drag Pay Fong High School, where Winson had completed his secondary education, into the matter.
> A 19-year-old, who claimed that she could “see” the spirits, said the number of spirits wandering around during the Hungry Ghost Month was almost the same as any other month, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.
“People need not be too concerned about the Hungry Ghost Month. It does not see an exceptionally large number of spirits wandering around,” said the woman known only as Chow from Penang.
She said the spirits would not “disturb” human beings if they were left alone.
Chow said the spirits would queue up for “food” offered by people.
“However, the spirits can only smell' the food,” she said.
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