After the Paris attacks, many made their emotions known on Facebook, and ministers were no different. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted a message of his own amongst others including Mr Baey who took to Facebook with what he felt was a tribute to the city.
The photo stirred much controversy with many Singaporeans saying although the intentions were good, it was done in poor taste. Some even said that the image was a badly photoshopped one.
Not one to shun away from the media, Mr Baey took the words to heart and issued an apology and his initial intention of the photo he reposted from when he was in Paris 6 months ago.
Usually in tune to social media and its many nuances, it seems Mr Baey may have toed the line a little this time, but his quick response probably did help especially since he had no harm or distaste intended.