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City Harvest Church Case-where Ethics, Law and Common sense collide. April 10, 2017

Posted by @Karen_Fu in ethics, faith, human quality, Justice, Singapore.
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Where common sense is defeated, it marks a serious tone to the way the law was set. And why it has become so. The final outcome of the case could set a precedent to future criminals to follow, and a questionable judiary system for many to be wary of. All critical to our nation’s reputation since independence, when the slightest of fraud could mean a heavy punishment.
When the sentence could lengthen instead of the set sentence, it was scarily being markedly reduced by either half or more.

Were the 6 involved  genuinely repentant to have their sentence cut that much remains questionable. If fraud could become an innocent mistake under the use of religion to launder money, then what is to become of the religious groups in the future, should people attempt to make use of it to make money for themselves?
It was a relief that MP Shanmugham SC stated the case is not over yet as the government also thinks the sentence was too low. He reiterated that no one is above the law.
However should the outcome be negative, and the reduced sentence prevails; it would be a total nightmare for us Singaporeans. The nightmare which Law would no longer be just. And a twist in the lines of the law could actually defy commonsense. That would be a watershed downfall of a clean slate nation. More later after a long hibernation to recover from chronic eczema – @Karen_Fu

Reference

Todayonline 10.4.2017

http://m.todayonline.com/singapore-govt-studying-ways-take-city-harvest-case-further
Straits Times 9.4.17

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/city-harvest-appeal-agc-is-considering-whether-it-is-possible-to-take-further

Common Law Of Justice – who gets to set it November 12, 2013

Posted by @Karen_Fu in environment, ethics, human quality, real power.
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In reply to Penny Ramsden about who is going to set the common law of justice, which I will share in a short paragraph:

‘That’s a hard question. I would say as long as people are doing the law, you will definitely not get a perfect system because people by nature are somewhat bias despite how impartial they can appear to be. So no common law system will be perfect. But it should at least satisfy common logic of fairness, which sometimes is strangely absent. Nature is by far the fairest when it comes of common justice. You put rubbish in, it will find a way to give it all back to you regardless race, language or religion; social status or financial solvency. Very very fair…..’

What I would like to add quickly is that it should always be noted that no one will be perfectly impartial and fair. As such the group of people in charge should always be under constant check by the people and that the system is always opened to change. And that includes an overthrow of the corrupted one without red tape. – Karen Fu