Since I wrote a previous article on this, I think it’s only right for me to write the other half now. Apparently, they had apologised twice online at youtube, although I can’t seem to find it. However, what’s reproduced here is a supposed apology that was written by Bo Davis – one of the bullies in the trishaw man incident.

Personally, I am not sure if they are sincere about it – is it something that they feel obliged to do so that Netizens will just forget about the whole incident? It’s definitely utterly disgusting to see young men like themselves bullying an old man who was paddling away with all his might. I wonder where their shame has gone. No shame at all.

Do I think this letter is enough? I’m not sure. I don’t even know where this letter originated from. How about a letter to the Singapore Embassy in UK? That might help. Oh well, whatever. It’s too late to do anything anyway. What’s done is done. It’s too late for them to do anything anyway.

Apology from Bo and his friends:

I have already sent 2 apologies out on you tube. But I’ll apologise again. As I don’t think many people have seen it.

When I look back at the video it does look very bad. I offer my sincerest apologies to Mr Lee, his son & everyone that has been offended. It was very disrespectful and insensitive to make fun of an old man. If you knew us you’d realise that we are actually nice guys.

On that night we’d had a few beers (slightly drunk), and needed to get back to our hostel. So we began walking up the street looking for a taxi. The trishaw driver was waiting at the side of the road and suggested we take his taxi. At first we declined as we wanted an actual car, but he insisted we got in. I thought ok, I’d never been on one before and told him our destination. He said $10 which was fine.

After setting off I did start laughing, I was a little drunk and thought it was funny how slow we were going. I did actually ask the driver if I could peddle before we got the camera out.

So after travelling hardly any of the distance agreed, I could see that it was stupid for us to continue and said we should get out. We’d only travelled around a quarter of the agreed distance so I at the time I thought $5 was reasonable. Bearing in mind that we’d just come from Thailand where drivers initially charge way over the odds and it’s customary to haggle the price.

I don’t know why Mr Lee is saying we didn’t pay, when in the end we gave him the $10. I know I was laughing but I wouldn’t dream of not paying for the ride! That would be unforgivable. The camera cuts out before we actually leave the trishaw but I can guarantee everyone that we paid the $10 before we left.

My upmost apologies again go out to Mr Lee and his son. If it were my dad with 3 young guys laughing at him, I’d want to find out who they were and speak my mind. But can I just confirm again that we did pay!

Best Regards
Bo



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