British expat banker Anton Casey causes uproar in Singapore after mocking 'poor people' calling a taxi driver a 'retard'
Porsche-driving Anton Casey has received death threats after his offensive comments went viral
A British businessman has issued an apology after receiving death threats in Singapore for mocking "poor people" and calling a taxi driver a "retard" in a series of abusive remarks.
Anton Casey, a fund manager married to a former Miss Singapore, has caused an uproar in the country after posting a picture of his son sitting on a train on Facebook with the caption: "Daddy, where is your car & who are all these poor people?"
Another photo shows the five-year-old in his Porsche, with an equally offensive caption: "Ahhhh reunited with my baby. Normal service can resume, once I have washed the stench of public transport off me."
In a separate Facebook post, the former London stockbroker insulted a local cabbie for wearing a towel on his lap and hand warmers while driving.
He added: "Today's cabbie retard award goes to...Mr Arm Warmers, stripy mittens & towel on the lap man....After all, it's only 37c outside."
Anton Casey has apologised after causing an uproar in Singapore where he mocked "poor people" and a taxi driver
Mr Casey, 39, tried to make amends in a YouTube video, but the stunt backfired after he told viewers: "Don't be angry at me, be angry with your mum and dad for raising you a wuss".
He claims the video was "misused" and taken out of context. He tried to change his Facebook name to Anson Casey but ultimately deactivated the account to stop the abuse.
The financier has received hundreds of angry comments from furious locals and death threats calling for him to leave the country immediately.
Mr Casey has apologised for his "poor judgement" describing Singapore as a "wonderful country".
In a statement, he said: "I have the highest respect and regard for Singapore and the good people of Singapore; this is my home.
"I wish for nothing more than to be forgiven for my poor judgment and given a second chance to rebuild the trust people have had in me as a resident of this wonderful country."
Mr Casey's firm Crossinvest Asia is investigating his comments and is set to take "appropriate action" once the review is completed.
Managing director Christophe Audergon said: "Crossinvest doest not condone the comments. We believe they were made in poor taste.
"We are currently investigating the comments made by our employee and will take appropriate action once we are in possession of all the facts."
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