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Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Is she the "slapped" stewardess?

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Originally Posted by FIT
I don't think there is any miscarriage of justice in this case as it is settled out of court (as the offence is compoundable). There is no sentencing, as someone had mentioned, whatsoever. It was settled as the two parties had come to an agreement on the terms and conditions.

The thing that I am concerned is the legal fees of the plaintiff, who paid? If she had to pay her own legal fees, there is nothing much left to compensate her!


Recently, a man slapped an SBS driver for driving too slowly. He was given a jail sentence for assault. The Penal Code provides for a jail term for assault of a public servant, in this case, a public transport worker. A cabin crew working on board an airline is also a public transport worker. So why the difference in sentence meted out?

The only reason that I can think of is that money speaks. It all depends on who you are. I am enraged at the Courts for not upholding criminal justice. The monetary compensation is the civil suit. But the assault is a criminal offence under the Penal Code for which a jail term is mandatory.........Comments anyone?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is bad! Outrageous...bad taste and bad publicity for Mdm Tan. I wonder if SIA, being the employer, renders legal assiatance to the stewardess. SIA should stand up to protect its workers and take the law suit on behalf of its workers...how else will SIA stewardess slog for the company if they don't think the company is behind them? As for Mdm Tan, please do some reflection. You ought to be ashamed of yourself to have done this! It shows you have blantant disregard for the dignity of other people. How lowly you have viewed others through your lens. Put yourself in the stewardess' shoe and be slapped by someone of higher status than you!!! Do some hard thinking, please.

Anonymous said...

The rule of law applies according to the Penal Code. Section 203 of the Penal Code allows for one month's jail for assault. Mdm Tan should receive nothing less than a custodial jail term because what she did amounted to a criminal assault on a cabin crew performing her duties

Anonymous said...

An assault on an SIA girl on an SIA plane during a flight is an assaut on Singapore Airline. Why isn't SIA investigate and take up the case on behalf of the poor girl, whose dignity is being humiliated? No one is above the law and in this case, the defendant if prove guilty should be given a higher penalty taken into consideration that she is the wife of a public figure; a higher standard is therefore required of her.

Anonymous said...

March 13, 2008
Venture Corp CEO's wife charged with causing hurt to SIA stewardess



Tan Siew Hoon, 61, is accused of causing hurt to Singapore Airlines stewardess Thia Jiamin, 25, on the left cheek on board a Tokyo-bound flight on Sept 20. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

THE wife of Venture Corp chairman and chief executive officer was charged in a magistrate's court with slapping a flight attendant last September.

Tan Siew Hoon, 61, is accused of causing hurt to Singapore Airlines stewardess Thia Jiamin, 25, on the left cheek on board a Tokyo-bound flight on Sept 20.

A week ago, Tan had settled a suit with Ms Thia who sought unspecified damages for 'emotional and mental distress'' as a result of the 'wrongful assault and battery'' as well as for defamation. The terms of settlement were confidential.

Tan and her husband, Mr Wong Ngit Liong, were in the business class of the Singapore Airlines flight when the alleged incident took place at around 3pm.

Her lawyer, Mr Ravinderpal Singh, told the court on Thursday he had made representations, and the prosecution asked for three weeks.

The case will be mentioned on April 3.

If convicted, she can be jailed for up one year or fined up to $1,000 or both.

Anonymous said...

That old bitch slapped such a sweet lovely girl. I want the old bitch caned and jailed for life.

LOL

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the old hag will get what she truly deserved...not a fine...what is few thousands dollars to the filthy rich...a jail sentence is what she deserves!!