Characters from the smartphone game Pokemon Go

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An Australian expatriate has been sacked after criticising Singapore as a result of the smartphone recreation Pokemon Go is just not but out there within the city-state

An Australian man has been sacked after complaining that the sport Pokemon Go is just not out there in Singapore.

Sonny Truyen’s profanity-laden rant on Fb steered Singapore was undesirable place to reside because of the unavailability of the smartphone recreation.

Mr Truyen wrote that Singapore was full of “silly individuals” and mentioned the nationwide IQ would fall if he left.

He was sacked after customers of a Singaporean internet discussion board alerted his employer to the posts.

The corporate, 99.co, apologised for Mr Truyen’s feedback in a weblog publish.


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“Sonny, as an search engine optimization specialist, has solely began consulting for us for per week earlier than the incident occurred,” wrote Darius Cheng, the corporate’s chief government .

“We’re a proud Singaporean firm and don’t condone such language or behaviour, therefore we’ve since terminated his engagement as soon as the incident got here to gentle.”

Massive numbers of western expats reside in Singapore and Mr Truyen is just not the primary foreigner to be fired after a social media shaming.

In 2014, British banker Anton Casey posted a YouTube video complaining concerning the “stench” of Singapore’s public transport system, which he mentioned was filled with “poor individuals”.

Mr Casey misplaced his job and was compelled to flee the island nation.

Australian government Amy Cheong was additionally sacked and fled Singapore in 2012 after posting racist feedback on Fb after she was saved awake by a marriage being held close to her residence.

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Pokemon Go is just not but out there through the Singapore’s app shops

Authorities in Singapore are identified to take robust motion in opposition to public feedback which can be thought-about to breach requirements of decency.

Mr Truyen informed Mashable: “It was disappointing the lengths Singaporeans went at to assault me and deny [me] any probability of creating amends for my actions.”

He has deleted his social media accounts, saying it was a “very huge error in judgement to negatively label a complete nation over Pokemon.”