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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?