STOMPers are outraged by a man who condemned a rider killed in an ECP accident for causing a 45-minute delay and incurring $3 ERP charge. The man claims to be an A*STAR employee in his online profile.
One of the STOMPers, Timothy wrote:
"This guy, an A*STAR employee as stated in his Facebook profile, made light of the death of a motorcyclist along East Coast Parkway (ECP) by posting insensitive comments on his Facebook wall.
"He claims that the death of the rider caused him to be delayed by 45 minutes and incurred $3 in ERP charges.
"With this as a justification, he condemns the rider to hell -- 'he's probably going to hell because of that,' wrote the user in his Facebook status bar."
Timothy added that the guy did not even have a sense of remorse after being chided by his friends.
"In response to chiding from his friends, the A-Star employee remained self-righteous. 'I can ph(r)ase it even more terribly...speeding is the pathway to hell. They need to learn' he writes.
"The Facebook user goes on to joke about the rider's death by saying, 'the deceased has been granted a long permanent break,' in response to comment asking him to 'give (the deceased) a break.'
"The local riding community at Singapore Bikes Forums is incensed, with a flurry of enraged responses to the Facebook user's statements, which have been uploaded to the site since 11.46pm yesterday.
In another email, STOMPer Ronald wrote:
"This guy made such an uncalled comment on a rider who had an accident and passed away just because of $3 and 45 minutes of his insignificant life.
"It is insulting to the deceased."
Another email sent in by STOMPer ECP said:
"This guy basically have no sympathy towards the poor rider."