AsiaOne 20071116: Litter-bug get jail sentence (which is stiffer than meted out to animal abusers)


While looking for the news on the cat abuse case, I found this succint report, which again showcases the imbalance in the way Singapore views crimes and the penalty to be meted out. This guy got a jail sentence for merely throwing a stick; animal abusers, like serial kitten basher David Hooi, get off much lighter in comparison.

Thu, Nov 15, 2007
The Straits Times

Man jailed for killer litter ‘rash act’

A MAN who threw a wooden stick from his sixth-floor flat was jailed for 10 weeks on Thursday.

Chong Khim Kok, 41, who suffers from a personality disorder, pleaded guilty to the rash act at Jalan Dua off Old Airport Road on Oct 20.

A resident was painting his door on the ground floor of the block when he heard a thud. He saw an ironing board on the floor.

When he looked up, he saw Chong, now a rag-and-bone man, hurling the wooden stick from the common corridor on the sixth floor.

Earlier this year, Chong had served a three-month sentence for throwing a fish tank which landed on an airbag.

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