Thursday, April 24, 2008

The wife of a Singapore tycoon accused of slapping a Singapore Airlines stewardess was acquitted by the court on Thursday.

Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt.
323. Whoever, except in the case provided for by section 334, voluntarily causes hurt, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 2 years, or with fine which may extend to $5,000, or with both.

The incident between 61-year-old Tan Siew Hoon and 25-year-old Then Jiamin occurred on board an SIA flight to Tokyo last September. She had slapped the SIA stewardess for allegedly flirting with her husband.

"It's shocking... Although the Section 323 charge could be let off with a warning with the consent of the victim and the public prosecutor, but this is a case of a different nature. I think an SIA stewardess is an icon in Singapore. So, when that kind of person is assaulted, it is an outrage to Singapore," said lawyer R Kalamohan, Kalamohan & Co.
Madam Tan was given a warning, after the prosecution withdrew the charge against her.


Oh, the power of money.

Let me state upfront I am not here to judge Tan Siew Hoon or Then Jiamin. But I shall include in here some quotes I found.....

Wealth is power. With wealth, many things are possible.
- George Clason

For those people who have money lots of money....

There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money
and nothing else.

- Andrew Carnegie

For those who have yet to earn their riches.....

It's easy to have principles when you're rich.
The important thing is to have principles when you're poor.

- Ray Kroc,
who incidentally took over the McDonald's Corporation franchise and went on to amassed a fortune of $500 million in his lifetime.

Shiva/God/Kwan Im/Buddha/Tua Pek Kong/ etc etc....give me strength if ever I am given a choice to choose between money and principles.......


ys said...

please slap me!!! please!!!

.::: .: :.:. :.: ... ::: :. .::. .: :. ::. said...

we can make a political t-shirt:

If you're rich, SLAP me!