Posted by: bigtalksingapore | April 18, 2009

Shin Min Daily News Editor got 1 day jail for causing accident

Is this ridiculous or what ?
I mean, 1 day and $2000 fine ?
A Shin Min Daily news editor Lim Hong Eng got off “Super-lightly” with only 1 day jail and $2000 fine (Attachment #1, Tag 1, 2 & 3).
All these for causing traffic accident, injuring a motorcyclist and killing the pillion (A maid).

Justice Choo said that the case “should not be seen as a precedent” (Attachment #2, Tag 4).
Well, by not setting a precedent, he set a precedent actually.

Justice Choo also explained that the driver (Lim Hong Eng) did not know that the light was red against her and thus an act of “Rash” not “Negligent” (Attachment #2, Tag 6).
Does it mean that the traffic light at the accident area is so unclear that she (Lim Hong Eng) cannot see it or differentiate red and green light ?
If so, the traffic department should also take up responsibility in the accident.
Or is the traffic light spoilt (Which was not mentioned anywhere in the report) ?

Does it mean that if someone got enough money to hire the best lawyer to change it from “Negligent” to “Rash”, he/she can get away basically “Scot free” ?

I feel sad for the victims of the “Rash” behaviour.
Owning a car is like having the freedom to go anywhere in Singapore.
But always remember that when you’re driving happily, you’re also driving a killing machine.

Attachment #1: Today, 18 Apr 2009, Page 1

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Attachment #2: Today, 18 Apr 2009, Page 3

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