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The deceased teen’s father has hit back at Education Minister Ng Chee Meng, testifying that the school did not call to enquire about his son’s well-being after he came home from the police interrogation.

In the phone call between the school staff and Benjamin Lim’s mother, there was no discussion over whether to deny Benjamin from attending the school camp. The family was merely informed about the decision.

“When the school’s counsellor called Benjamin’s mother at 4.13pm, he merely informed her that the school had a meeting, and Benjamin will be excluded from the camp. Before the mother could ask any further questions, (he hung up).

(In) the entire conversation … there were no questions asked about (Benjamin) at all … zero questions about (his) well-being.”

In his Parliament speech delivered on Tuesday (1 March), Education Minister Ng Chee Meng claimed that the school has done its due diligence ensuring the well-being of Benjamin Lim. The statements from the boy’s family clearly indicated that the Education Minister has lied.

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