Singapore Police Force (SPF), change the law on non-seizable offfence

In the wake of a complaint to the Straits Times of an assault on the MRT, SPF has been at pains to point out that they can’t take action unless the complainant lodged a complaint to a magistrate. This is the law.

Well, change the law then so that police can take action. Why aren’t police looking into this?


3 Responses to “Singapore Police Force (SPF), change the law on non-seizable offfence”

  1. Simple! They have no time to even change the law. Everyone’s too busy so it’s the rule of the jungle, survival of the fittest!

    The point is, how many people can actually survive the legal jungle considering the amount one has to pay to engage a lawyer.

    “Hang down your head Tom Dooley, hang down your head and cry,
    Hang down your head Tom Dooley, poor boy you’re bound…”

  2. Yes, it’s scary now. You get whacked and they say Oh, too bad for you. Your injuries may look superficial but you might have suffered some internal injury. It’s not as simple as that if they dismiss it as just a “simple hurt” and not a serious offence.

  3. Oh I forgot to mention this: there was an instance not too long ago when some American sailors whacked a local guy and so far no news about the outcome. We can assume it’s another non-seizable case so too bad for the victim.

    The crucial point is that there must be justice for those who are assaulted physically.

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