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Ms Ho made the mistake of coming to the defence of a poor cabby, suffering a torrent of abusive insults because the Ang Moh was not happy with the $43 per trip fee for the limousine service. Hey, Singapore has not been named the world’s most expensive city by the Economist Intelligence Unit (E.I.U.) for nothing.
"So as I was leaving to jump into friend’s car, I told him what he’s doing is not cool and he didn’t have the right to talk to people like that. Angry guy started verbally abusing me with vulgarities and chasing after me as I made my way to the car."
Romanian diplomat Silviu Ionescu was also treated with kid gloves when his car was not impounded after he ran 2 red lights and hit 3 pedestrians, injuring 2 and killing 1. He was allowed to take flight, and escape arrest. It took a long 4 years before justice was finally meted out.
Jeremiejczyk won't be needing a fake passport if he's heading for Changi Airport. The story might be different if he had punched the car instead of Ms Ho, denting an expensive automobile or cracking the windscreen. There's at least a $650 deductible for most car insurance policies.
"None of us, I think, would be bold enough to say, or stupid enough to say, property is more important than life," said chairman of the Little India Committee of Inquiry, Pannir Selvam. Same fella who gave Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lu a rough time for pointing out that while properties were damaged at the riot, "These are things we can buy. If a life had been lost, no money would bring him back..." Selvam is now saying he never said those stupid things, arguing "But it was not a life threatening situation... Fact of the matter is, there is no evidence of them wanting to kill anybody." Tell that to Ms Ho and her bleeding nose. Does the lady have to die before the cops do anything?