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Link to article : http://news.asiaone.com/news/crime/dad-jailed-lying-about-address-childs-p1-registration
Article name : Dad jailed for lying about address for child's P1 registration
Published date : 4 March 2015
This article is about a father who lied about where he lived, just to get his daughter into a top primary school. As this is illegal, he is then sentenced to 2 weeks of jail. The father indicated his address as being within 1km to 2km of the school, when he registered his daughter under Phase 2C, thus securing a place for his daughter.
I agree with the defence lawyer Ramesh Tiwary that the father did this for his daughter's sake. This is because it is natural for parents to care and worry for their child's future, thus ending up taking such actions to make sure their child gets an advantage over others. However, I still agree with the law that the father is wrong as by lying his way through just to get his daughter a spot in the branded school is not a righteous thing to do. He should have let his daughter use her own skills and work hard enough to be able to get into that certain school. I hope that such events will not happen again in future.