...and you were killed by the dangerous driving of a government-controlled newspaper's executive editor (read: an elite), your assailant will get jailed for 1 day. No, you did not read wrongly - ONE day:
Lim Hong Eng, the 56-year-old executive editor of Shin Min Daily News, was there to hear the outcome of the appeal against her sentence for knocking down and injuring a motorcyclist and killing the woman riding pillion with him. The appeal against her conviction was rejected, but the 11/2-year jail term dealt by a lower court was cut to a day's jail
If you were an elite....
...and someone informed you that someone else felt like punching you, you can get that "someone else" (read: a peasant) jailed for 6 months merely for uttering (not acting out) his disgust for you to a 3rd party!
RAG-AND-BONE man Ng Kim Ngweng was sentenced to six months' jail on Monday after he was convicted of threatening to cause hurt to a Member of Parliament.
By the way, being a peasant is not the worst crime in Singapore. The worst crime is if you were a peasant who owed the government money! That's the most heinous crime - much much worse than killing someone:
A BUSINESSMAN who fraudulently evaded duty as well as goods and services tax (GST) on car imports totalling $145,181 has been fined $1.4 million. As Toh Chee Wee, 36, could not pay the fines, he will serve a default sentence of 100 weeks in jail.
Bottomline: Don't ever, ever, owe the government any money. On the other hand, if you are able to bring in money for the government, be it officially or unofficially (eg. in the form of a "charitable" organisation having $600 million reserves), you will be spared even if the public is outraged by your golden tap and first-class air travel!
Moral of the story: Pay your protection money now, peasants! For example, if you were a "religious" leader getting paid too much money, you can try building a multi million-dollar building in partnership with some government-owned building company. That will offer you some protection. The stupidest thing you can do as a "religious" leader is the opposite: pay your assistant lots of money and give him supplementary credit cards AND then not paying any protection money to the government! That's penny-wise, pound foolish. You will end up being made an example for all peasants to see! We are witnessing that in court right now. Mark my words: the sentence will be severe, more severe than T.T. Durai's - we gotta teach the peasants a lesson they will never ever forget: to repeat, PAY YOUR PROTECTION MONEY!
That's "justice" for you, Singapore-style!
P.S. And for putting quotation marks around the word "justice" above, I can be jailed for 3 months, just as Gopalan Nair was, for contempt of court!