Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Lim Jak Zeng (31) 21/4/2015

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/courts-crime/story/prosecution-appeals-against-10-day-detention-teen-who-beat-foreign

One teenager, Daryl Lim Jun Liang, was sentenced ten days of detention after joining three of his friends in Yishun to find for smaller-built foreign workers to beat up." He was also ordered to report to a supervising officer every day for a year, be electronically tagged and remain indoors from 10pm to 6am. He also has to perform 150 hours of community service within a year.

Lim, an Institute of Technical Education student, is out on $15,000 bail." says Straits Times.

I think that this teenager is very irresponsible. 

Firstly, it is not right to hurt others for ones pleasure. This is a very selfish act and it simply this shows how inconsiderate this teen is. It is definitely unfair to actually hurt someone innocent and have not done anything to harm you. The foreigners have came here to have a better income and also to help build Singapore's infrastructure and benefitted us in every way and caused the minimum amount of trouble. Thus, these teenagers should learn how to appreciate what they have done to Singapore, and not to treat them like toys or slaves for their own pleasure.

Secondly, by doing this to a foreigner, it gives them a very bad impression of Singapore. They have come here to expect a better income, but did not come here to work like slaves for money. They came here because they know that Singapore treats these foreigners well and gives them good pay. However, once they encounter such violence, they would completely change their initial thoughts about how Singapore is like. They would probably dread working in Singapore. This is something that our government or the other Singaporeans want, since we do welcome them to Singapore despite the difference. Thus, the teenagers to begin with the end in mind and think of others thoughts before acting.

We are lucky that we have the Ministry Of Manpower to deal with such acts of injustice, and would act immediately to those who do not promotes equality and have means to harm others. However, I do feel that this articles makes Singaporeans reflect on how we view foreigners. We should learn to welcome them to our nation and provide them with our utmost hostility. This can thus promote equality and peace in Singapore.   


1 comment:

  1. I agree with your explanation and elaboration but I feel that using the word 'irresponsible' is not the best choice as it does not link to your explanations. I think that you can use words like 'uncaring' etc to link to your explanations and elaborations. There are some sentences that are grammatical incorrect such as 'This is something that our government or the other Singaporeans (does not) want, since we do welcome them to Singapore despite the difference'. Overall, good usage of vocabularies and real life scenarios.

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