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6/19/2012

Justice for the small Sinkies




The cost of going to court is becoming very prohibitive to many ordinary Sinkies. It can be worst than hospitalization especially when there is no equivalent of the Medisave or the 3Ms to lower the cash outlay. There is a piece of good news announced by Wong Meng Meng, Law Society President, that measures have been taken to allow the average Sinkies to have their legal matters settle through Alternative Dispute Resolution methods such as arbitration, mediation and adjudication. Such methods would spare the average Sinkies from expensive legal bills payable to the courts and the learned counsels for their services.

Many minor or frivolous cases have been applied for judicial judgement that were not necessary, and often an abuse of the legal system by parties that have the money to do so and to use the court as their hatchet men. Poor Sinkies who have no money to engage brilliant counsels often have to suffer injustice at the mercy of the rich rogues. And it is this very injustice that the Law Society is trying to prevent, to ensure that all Sinkies could have a fair hearing and justice, and not be deprived of justice because they could not pay for it.

The ADR methods or alternative method to allow petty and frivolous cases to be heard in a manner without prohibitive legal fees is something that is badly needed for the average Sinkies. Maybe appearance in such courts should be made simpler and less costly by not allowing legal counsels to represent their clients. The military has been practicing such a system for ages. The litigants could explain their cases or maybe with the assistant of a court appointed representative if they are unable to do so. Such cases are normally factual in nature and a good judge should be more than adequate to assess the merits of the parties involved.

Such an alternative will free the courts and legal counsels to handle more important legal conflicts and issues. And legal counsels could upgrade themselves to a higher level of litigation instead of petty quarrels between neighbours. It is quite malu for learned counsels to be making their pile from petty quarrels of the small people.

With the opening up of the legal practice and the establishment of an international arbitration centre, legal counsels could have plentiful of meaningful and rewarding cases to handle and need not depend on poor Sinkies to feed their overheads and profits.

There is plenty of money to be made in serious legal disputes. Spare the average Sinkies from hefty legal fees. Spare the courts to deal with legal issues befitting the attention of the judges. Spare the legal counsels to attend to cases that will tax their training in law schools and their understanding of the law, and an improvement in their incomes.

And most important, allow the average Sinkies the right to justice without having to pay an arm or a leg, and preventing the rich rogues to abuse the courts to attack their victims.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

In an inclusive society, nothing is petty. Not a tiny or single little screw is unimportant in the making of a complex watch system.

In fact, the least member should be the most important.

They have their head screwed the wrong way and that's why they are fucked.

Anonymous said...

You deny justice to a common man and he or she feels there is no right or wrong or nobody gives a fuck....you do it to hundreds and thousands of little people...and you want to talk about an inclusive society?

Fuck you.

No wonder corruption sets in at all level!

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Anon 8:38,

Hear the people sing, Singing a song of angry man. When the common man gets angry, the writing is on the wall.

Justice is in the eyes of the common men. They are not blind.

Anonymous said...

In 1965.
We recited our National Pledge with pride and conviction.
"We the citizens of Singapore
.....
Based on justice & equality
......"

All dictionaries define a Pledge as a solemn promise.

2009(44 years after 1965).
"National Pledge is an aspiration not an ideology..."
LKY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f2Kgj1nhSQ

Repeat.
A pledge is a solemn promise, not an ideology or an aspiration.

2012
Is history repeating itself?
"Inclusive growth for all"
DPM Tharman

http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/Story/A1Story20120427-342330.html

So DPM Tharman. "Inclusive growth."
Is that;
a new Pledge,
a new aspiration, or
a new ideology?

Why should we believe this new "whatever it is" from DPM Tharman?

Is not "inclusive growth" part of the promise of our National Pledge in 1965?

Sinkies.
Is it not better to vote in more Opposition politicians to ensure that promises are kept?

Is it not our duty as active citizens to ensure that we have a second team of leaders in place; In case the first team grows, old, tired, stupid, complacent, indifferent, cynical, lazy or contented?

Anonymous said...

They have basically restricted the definition of inclusiveness to growth. This means all working towards growing the wealth and power of the elites.

So fuck you.

The common people are not born to serve your tiny cocks and loose chee byes.

The people have a higher destiny and you denied their destiny with your fucking "inclusive growth'

And the fucking opposition is no fucking better with paying these leaders in the millions.

So fuck the legal or illegal programs or programming!

Anonymous said...

Mr. K Shanmugam, Minister for Law. is trying very hard to understand what is the problem.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Good move. Many of the "disputes" are petty issues like plants on the HDB common corridor, or inconsiderate neighbour behaving like assholes.

Shouldn't have to go to court for those issues and tie up the legal system. arbitration and resolution bodies are well able to handle village idiots fighting with each other.

Anonymous said...

If you treat them like village idiots, they will be idiots fucking up your asshole.

Be prepared to go down to hell with village idiots

Matilah_Singapura said...

I like the village idiots. They provide on going hilarious entertainment.

I take it you are one of them?

Got justice?

Anonymous said...

The state of injustice and rising unhappiness on the ground are testimony to who are the real village idiots.

These true village idiots days are numbered.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Shallow empty rhetoric from a pleb wallowing in his own self-induced victimhood.

The Village Idiots Get The Feudal Lords They Deserve

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Mr. K Shanmugam, Minister for Law. is trying very hard to understand what is the problem.

June 19, 2012 10:48 AM

You see, the village idiot has no clue.

Anonymous said...

That's why the lord of the heavens, in his great wisdom, says....skin them if you want your salvation! LoL

Matilah_Singapura said...

He is alot -- make that infinitely -- smarter than you give him credit for.

Call him any name under the sun. ut the moment you take him for a fool, you are toast.

This guy is smart, and crafty. His mentor is Jayakumar. What did you expect?

Anonymous said...

LOL. You must be kidding. It is no fun sitting up there with your asshole exposed and the ground sticking broomstick up yours day and night.

You are not immortal. If the ground don't get you, death will lol

Anonymous said...

"Mr. K Shanmugam, Minister for Law. is trying very hard to understand what is the problem."
ANON: June 19, 2012 10:48 AM

What part of "justice and equality" in our National Pledge doesn't Mr. K Shanmugam understand?

Anonymous said...

So what do you want?
$1,000,
$10,000, or
$100,000?

Anonymous said...

A little boy goes to his dad and asks, “What is Politics?”

Dad says, “Well son, let me try to explain it this way:

I am the head of the family, so call me The President.
Your mother is the administrator of the money, so we call her the Government.
We are here to take care of your needs, so we will call you the People.
The nanny, we will consider her the Working Class.
And your baby brother, we will call him the Future.
Now think about that and see if it makes sense.”

So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said. Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him. He finds that the baby has severely soiled his diaper.

So the little boy goes to his parent’s room and finds his mother asleep. Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny’s room.
Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny.
He gives up and goes back to bed.

The next morning, the little boy say’s to his father, “Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now.”

The father says, “Good, son, tell me in your own words what you think politics is all about.”

The little boy replies, “The President is screwing the Working Class while the Government is sound asleep. The People are being ignored and the Future is deep in crap.”

Unfortunately this happens in many countries I know, including mine. Adieu!

Anonymous said...

God is the only saviour for Sinkies oh Sinners.

IMAGOD said...

No, I wouldn't even bother. Die assholes! muahahhahaha

Anonymous said...

The irony is...die is part of the equation...muahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Someone is stalking Matilah
IAMGOD has a pious die hard follower.
Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Some lawyers are so pathetic that for the money they would pervert justice to become hatchet men of rogues.

Anonymous said...

Sinkies are indeed blessed that there is no junta, Gaddafi, Suharto, Marcos and Murbarak as the Ruler.

Not much people have the opportunity to live in a land of no corruption, despotism and nepotism.

Cheers for the good luck to be living in Sin!!!

Anonymous said...

Sinkies are so blessed. Everything is so transparent and proper. A slightest irregularity, the AGC will straight away came out to explain.

Sinkies only need to raise doubt and everything will be explained properly, legally, and correctly. Everything is above board. Nothing to hide.

Just don't ask about cost of building HDB flats, about CPF money, about GIC and Temasek. And stop asking about Woffles.

Anonymous said...

Is Woffle the problem

Or

the Laws?'

Very confusing leh!

Anonymous said...

Woff definitely no problem. He did not pay his staff for taking the blame. He did not give false information to the police. He may not even be the driver.

Anonymous said...

Wolf didn't do all those but what does it prove? The elites know how to beat the system?

Anonymous said...

Read people's posts carefully and learn to read in between the lines. A simple statement like, I think you are very smart, is as good as saying you are very stupid.

Don't read everything so simply. You pass O level or not?

Anonymous said...

Why should we care whether Singaporeans can afford new flats or cars or anything related to their pockets when they don't even care about the justice for the common men?

They die their business.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Main Facts: Woffles got caught lying to the police, got charged in court and penalised with a fine.

Lying to cops is essentially a bad choice. However, it doesn't necessarily make you a "bad" person...although the judgmental assholes will always smash you down, especially if you are more successful than they are.

Shallow people with sad-assed lives will always be jealous of the higher achievers. These sad fucks -- who think the world owes them a living -- can't wait for a prominent achiever to fuck up (we all fuck up sooner or later), and then appoint themselves the arbiters of public morality and tear the bugger down.

Unless you have the bucks to walk into the man's office and consult him for a Nip Tuck, you best shut the fuck up and concentrate on fixing your shitty life, so you don't have to scream at the government for "help" :-)

I'm just sayin'...speeding? No big deal if no one gets hurt. Lying to cops? Usually a bad choice. We ALL make bad choices.

Anonymous said...

Goodness, our elites must be thinking like mudilah. When they fuck your wife, no big deal.bad choices. oh you just jealous. You go fix your shitty life and let me make more mistakes like run down your grandfather on the road and drive away. If your grandfather dies, don't get jealous, you go fix your shitty life lol

Anonymous said...

Right and wrong is a matter of interpretation. Best is to leave the interpretation to a selected few and you learn to live with the bitter end of justice through erm..self reflection.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Matilah,

When the cheats had it so good, the sad asses as you called them, will be damn angry. You know who are the cheats?

Bet you don't. You are not that smart after all. Quick confirm my statement.

Anonymous said...

Shanmugam has a top legal brain,worth at least S$10 million or more a year,but he does not understand everything.That is fair.

Anonymous said...

Yup, you need an expensive brain to tell the difference between good shit and bad shit

Matilah_Singapura said...

redbean, I am just a small fry on the wall. No big shot. I call it as I see it. I have opinions. I also have solutions, but they are for my own life, not others. Let them sort out their own shit, I have enough to deal with.

I couldn't care less who is cheating who. Singaporeans can't wait to screw each other so that someone could better his own cuntrymen. No one want to cooperate with each other. All kiasu. And so they fuck each other up. Why the fuck should I have any sympathy? Lucky for them I don't laugh in their faces and piss on their shoes ;-)

Got caveat emptor?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

: )

Anonymous said...

MS is a model citizen - small prick but big mouth.

Matilah_Singapura said...

anon 207:

Your mom is a jealous bitch who's been telling you lies about me. The point is she told e she prefers my dick to yours.

:-)

Anonymous said...

Smart guy does not means good guy.

Smart simply means intelligent, more so pragmatic, crafty/cunning/foxy and quick to take/seize/gain advantage.

Anonymous said...

Me vote opposition not for the sake of opposing. Vote for a balanced parliament. The commom folks are crying for real representation.