singapore is a funneh place.
the new paper [i know, i know] has 2 articles side by side that reflects the contradiction of its current mess.
on page 2 was a report on a mother whose son fractured his leg and sued the school for the incident. her case was dismissed by the court [AG some more liao] and now she has to face bankruptcy charges because she may not be able to pay the damages [with interest some more]. the court ruled that “substantial” manpower was used to deal with the case and thus remuneration has to be made for the time spent on working on it. in other words, i assume it meant that because of this case, other cases cannot be looked at so it means time and money was spent on this when it can be utilised on other issues.
on page 3 shows a report whereby a robbery had taken place in some sort of a posh district. in the report it stated that the police, special forces, gurkhas, special vehicles, the artilleries, james bond, batman, superman, sergeant slaughter and the kitchen sink came out in force to catch……a barefoot burglar. unarmed, petty even.
hmmm. a barefoot burglar in the middle of the afternoon in a posh district and the whole shebang came out in full force, quicker than james lye and wong li lin trying to wink to each other in triple 9.
now let’s see. 1st case. mother. in dire straits. asking for leniency. asking for compensation. case rejected. court asks for damages. reason: case takes up gahmen’s time. now facing bankruptcy.
2nd case. posh district. rich people. 1 burglar. barefoot. middle of the day. league of extra only gentlemen showed up. everything chop chop. burglar caught. SAFE!
now, is it me or does it seem the rich ones get more attention and protection and whatever needs than the rest of us?
my question: will the police react the same way if it were to happen in a lesser posher district? i heard of cases where people called up the for police cases where estranged people are threatening them but they cannot follow up because there is not enough substantial evidence. only when they heard the word “lawyer” then they started to react. weird.