When Jover Chew, whose name has now been completely dragged through the mud, made an appearance at Sim Lim Square last Friday afternoon (Nov 28), he also lamented about several things.
According to Lianhe Wanbao, the 32-year-old told a reporter that he will be unable to set up shop again as angry netizens are out to get him.
Chew also said that no one is willing to buy the shop over from him. This is because once they do, netizens expose the personal details of the new owners online. Their private photos are also made public.
This was exactly what happened to Ricky Lee, who was earlier reported to have taken over Chew's Mobile Air. The new shop was supposed to be called HJ Mobile.
Netizens found out that Lee had changed his name twice. He also had a history of bad debts.
However, it is not known what happened after that information was revealed. Did Lee give up taking over the shop? Or was Mobile Air never bought over?
According to the ACRA website, HJ Mobile has been registered but the registration process was never completed. Hence, details of the new company and its new boss remain unclear.
In the conversation with the reporter, Chew also mentioned videos showing customers being taunted at Mobile Air which have been circulating online.
These videos include one that shows a Vietnamese tourist kneeling and begging for a refund at Chew's shop in tears. Staff apparently laughed at him instead.
He claimed that the ones behind the taunting and bullying in the videos were his employees and not him, and asked how people could blame it on him.
However, another video -- in which an Indian customer was 'forced' to buy an iPhone at Mobile Air -- clearly shows Chew telling the camera, 'Say cheese!'
Chew also made fun of a man who tried to help the woman who was made to pick up her $1,010 refund in coins from the floor. This was another one of the many incidents at Mobile Air that have been caught on camera.
In addition, Chew blamed the media for extensive coverage on Sim Lim Square, thus affecting businesses at the retail complex.
When the reporter asked Chew if he was indeed worried about everyone's business, he did not respond.
Mobile 22's owner had earlier blamed Mobile Air for go overboard and causing him to lose business.
In an earlier article, Chew was reported to have gotten into an ugly spat with another reporter on the same day. Chew called the police, who later arrived at the scene.
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