NUS Accepts Indonesian PhD Student Molester Who Can’t Even Speak English?

GUAN: Rigour – that’s the name of the game when it comes to Singapore’s education system.

And of course, excellence.

Then this fella – an Indonesian doctorate student who can’t even speak English.

How did he get into the National University of Singapore?

By what merit? Mega bucks?

Oh yeah, he’s now a convicted molester.

Because he rubbed his groin against  a 20-year-old student’s buttocks while riding a train.

Even as it grew emptier from Buona Vista station to Jurong East.


“She seemed to have no negative thoughts about me so I did not move away. I assumed she had no problem about me standing where I was.”

That’s what Irfan Syanjaya’s court translator said, because Irfan can’t speak English.

Hopefully the court translator can understand Bahasa Indonesia well.

I don’t know whether they do things differently in Indonesia, but after 26 years of living on this planet, Irfan apparently thinks it’s ok to anyhow play hantam bolah with some lady stranger on the train.

Or maybe he isn’t just bad at understanding English, he’s also bad at reading body language.

So it’s 6 weeks jail for the PhD student who prefers to grasp at women rather than grasp important communication concepts.

He’ll probably learn more life lessons in that month and a half than his whole NUS stint.

Good luck bro, and if you see a soap bar on the floor… best not to touch that too.



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  1. Francis

    May 27, 2015 at 9:41 am

    in a mess up country or region, the lady might be forced to marry this monster, luckily we live in a modern society that repect each person’s innate rights.

  2. beghes

    May 28, 2015 at 12:32 am

    What’s wrong with NUS? Ministry of Education must investigate this scandal , why an Phd student who can’t even speak English can be accepted by NUS

  3. Ian

    May 28, 2015 at 1:55 am

    I know the guy personally.

    He won Silver Medal in Asian Physics Olympiad, and is on full scholarship. Very intelligent student. Definitely not on megabucks. Oh and his English is understandable, at least in daily conversations.

    Don’t know if he actually did what he’s accused of, but seemed like a nice and very normal person from what I know.

    Wouldn’t really jump to conclusions.

    • Geje

      May 29, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      Pfffftttttt then in this case you don’t know him personally well. Don’t even mention about Silver Medal. It makes him looks even worse!

    • Galih

      May 29, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      I know this guy personally also, I was in ONMIPA together with him in physics olympiad. He is pretty normal guy and I hope that this matter will be solved soon and does not grow even bigger


  4. Waha

    May 28, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Why dont he Jailed for years. Pls dont let him freee !!!!

  5. Rude

    May 31, 2015 at 2:53 am

    I think he just has a bad time with his study, please don’t judge him about his personal. But judged by something that he accurately did.

    • dodo

      November 18, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      He accurately molested someone. So he should be judged by that. Being smart and study well don’t define a person’s personality. Being a molester do define a person’s personality.

  6. Facepalm

    November 19, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    The irony of all the comments… Only Ian and Galih have written a reply with proper English.

    “why an Phd student who can’t even speak English can be accepted by NUS”

    In this case you use “a” not “an”. “An” is only used if the first letter of the next word is a vowel e.g. an apple. Don’t randomly use “an” just because you think it makes you sound proper.

    “Pfffftttttt then in this case you don’t know him personally well. Don’t even mention about Silver Medal. It makes him looks even worse!”

    Don’t even mention about the silver medal. It’s makes him look worse.

    “Why dont he Jailed for years. Pls dont let him freee !!!!”
    Why isn’t he jailed for longer? You end a question with a question mark not a full stop. And in this case you use isn’t not don’t.
    But with that said I would phrase it like this: Why isn’t his jail term longer?

    Singaporeans, so eager to judge but fail to notice their own flaws. I have almost never seen any comments online made by Singaporeans with proper English.

    Who are you to judge others literacy when you have not even taken the time to master your own?

    Before you comment please buck up on your language. The subject in question here is the accused Indonesian molester. Who, supposedly cant speak english very well. But don’t make us Singaporeans look worse with your poorly structured comments.

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