12/29/2011

Can Singaporeans be so cruel?

Members of a family who repeatedly tortured a 10-year-old relative over two years and left him permanently disfigured were yesterday sentenced to jail.

The boy - who started living with his grandaunt and her family when he was four, after his mother went to prison - was beaten repeatedly, burned and had his fingers cut. …
The court heard the boy was hit last year on his mouth with a hammer, causing a tooth to fall off and his mouth to bleed.
This was after his grandaunt found out he had finished some fried rice meant for the family.

A few months after the incident, the boy was again abused for allegedly stealing food and playing with the knobs of the gas stove.
His grandaunt asked her three daughters to restrain the boy while she splashed hot cooking oil on his face and body. She also cut his fingers with a pair of scissors, and pressed a hot iron and ladle on him….

The boy now suffers from facial deformities, including a distorted lip margin and a flattened nasal bridge.
The above extracts were taken from the ST.

9 comments:

Matilah_Singapura said...

We are mammalian primates, who just happen to have -- by pure accident -- consciousness. Whatever it is it is generated by the 1kg of blob of tofu-like meat we call our brains. Human consciousness is QUIRKY. No one has ever "mastered" it. Consciousness guides behaviour. Because of consciousness's inherently quirky nature, the resulting human behaviour is often VERY FUCKING COMICAL.

What does redbean mean when he fakes "surprise" at so-called Singaporeans cruelty?

Just because he hangs a label "Singaporeans " on a bunch of mammalian primates he expects these angry, fear-driven apes to behave differently?

Why are people sometimes cruel? The fact is : NO ONE KNOWS for sure. But we all make "guesses" ie form hypotheses because human consciousness is very good at IMAGINATION.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Matilah, you are getting too imaginative lah.

Anonymous said...

Love the way M_S understands primate the scientific way.
Well, consciousness comprises of sensibility or insensibility, conscience or the lack of it.
Out of curiosity, me wonders if the family of cruel primates has any deity worshiping in the house. If they do, then what has their belief in godliness and religiosity taught them???
Nonetheless, me does believe that some primates are born to be cruel, sadistic and evil. I am afraid that time in prison will not change the inherent characteristic of such primate. Even their deity fails to change them. It is a fact, otherwise we do not need law and order.

patriot

Anonymous said...

Like to add that cruelty does not only happens in Sin. Just watched CNA reporting that a man killed and cut up a young girl entrusted to him for care in the US. So, if there are cruel humans in Sin, please do not blame Sinland for the misdeed, it happens in many places. Pray that it does not happen too frequently.

patriot

Anonymous said...

Very despicable acts. Why do such acts occur ? Boils down to banality of Evil. Human spirit at its ugliest. Sad but true.

Anonymous said...

They should shame them in public. Parade them everywhere for all to see. Barbaric and wicked, to bully a helpless child in their care.

Anonymous said...

You people are also cruel.Stop pretending and act harmless.Because of that few minutes enjoyment ,you are the one that bring them to this world,a world of many greedy devil.,all pretend to be innocent.
Especially to this SIN city.

Anonymous said...

@anon 1;28 ; That's why many sinkies have stopped procreating and just have your so called few minutes of recreation lah deh.

Anonymous said...

Come to think of it, we seemed to forget that the greatest adorer of Human Rights, the United States Of America killed more children and civilians, more than anybody else.
Of course the killings were done in others' lands.