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4:00 AM 🙏🙏. NUS failed to "punish and protect"; to heal victims!..inaction, injustice and irregularities. Every time a voyeur victim is ignored, or a "pervert " goes unpunished, or "criminals" (like this) are exonerated, our society moral fabrics are eroding and decadence kicks in. It. Without redress, victims become embittered and traumatized. Many still vividly remembered 14-year old Benjamin Lim (NorthView Secondary School) and his "fatal arrest".
3:53 AM NOT IF YOU BIELIEVE HUMAN CAN LEARN FROM PAST MISTAKE.🧡🧡🧡🧡
3:49 AM You're incredible and very strong person cheers to that!
And God Bless
Nothings wrong with your comment😀, its Inspiring actually
3:49 AM Watch youtibe the children of ISIS will make you chill.This kids brainwash from young will be a Time Bomb when they grew up...The wotld needs lots of effort to stop all this ppl..this one in Sri Lanka is a revenge for the mosque attack in NZ..this country security is jus too slack
3:48 AM Bro easy... malay and Indian second class citizen. Chinese 1st class. We are indeed..... multiracial country (😂) Anyway, malay and India are the same... because malay now also Indian and Indian also malay... You know Salomah? Eh salah.. I mean Halimah?
3:48 AM Jolovan Wham,thank you for giving the migrant worker some recourse. You are a kind man.
3:33 AM NUS u don’t fall short! U fall very short instead! Imagine this happen to your daughter and the villain get away with just a warming. He needs to be punished. If he turn over a new leaf, we will give him the second chance he deserves cos everyone deserves a second chance. But for now, there is no excuse if he has a bright future or he will be ruined. NUS you are a educator! Are u teaching the young ones that you can getaway from crime if you are first timer?
3:32 AM Josh Kong , its true, doesn't make sense to me at all😂, the whole article exagerated.
3:31 AM Shivaprasad Lokanath Why not ask Sri Lanka PM? Your logic baffles me.
3:26 AM All this ppl confirm not Singaporean... Born n bred ... Who never serve NS... SICK PEOPLE..
3:26 AM Does social status give more freedom? Is it cause he's from a very influential family background that he's not given proper punishments? Let's say a guy from some barely well-to-do family background will the treatment be the same? Suspension from the education grounds is already the lowest punishment meted out. On what basis of mitigations is this kind of punishment given? Its a thing for us to really ponder on 🤔
3:19 AM Janeshtha Vaswani Is there any organization that can help and hear us employers out too?
3:18 AM This Prime Minister had used the terror attack as a political platform for next year's election. So far, she is very happy to enjoy her rating. Also she has used the situation to gag it's citizens and promote media censorship. She was a communist and will turns New Zealand into a socialist state
3:17 AM Why people go to raping and doing sexual things in public. The best idea to avoid sexual behaviour is to watch porn privately
3:17 AM There exists judgement bcz there is no love. Where there is no love there is condemnation. People should Get to accept Christ as their lord & saviour so that God can luv others through em.
3:16 AM Ingrained corruption, discrimination, nepotism and the list goe s on in what is a beautiful country with beautiful people. Needs leaders with vision!
3:16 AM IS RETALIATION FOR SRI LANKA NEXT? WHEN WILL THE THIS VIOLENCE STOP?‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️
3:15 AM Really BAD luck in getting a physo maid into ur hse.She could hv killed the entire family.So far ..I had a good relatioship with my indonesian helper n we treat her as our family member.
3:14 AM ANY MEETING OF A RELIGION MUST DENOUNCE AND EXPEL ANY MEMBER WHO PROFESS HATRED OR VIOLENCE ON ANYONE ELSE. THAT MUST BE THE TOPIC OF EVERY SERMON . LET THE PRESS /MEDIA IDENTIFY WHICH BODY IS DOING THIS EVERY DAY IN ALL THE CHURCHES ,SYNAGOUES,TEMPLES ,MOSQUES OR RELIGIOUS GATHERINGS. I HAVE NOT HEARD OF ANY HUMANIST OR ATHEIST GROUPS USING VIOLENCE TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS
3:14 AM Koh Zhan Wei don't just copy paste from the web without even understanding the religion. Grow up!
3:13 AM If the AGC has full discretion to decide who to charge and what to charge the person with, WE TOO CAN DECIDE ALSO WHO WE WANT TO VOTE IN THE COMING GE. WE HAVE DECIDED TO VOTE AGAINST THIS GOVERNMENT.
2:57 AM Did you read? She was greedy for her employer's money and itchy for her hk lover.
2:57 AM THEY HAVE TWISTED MINDS ,INDOCTRINATED BY EVIL TRATORS .
2:56 AM You are sorry that she did the right thing, in fact. 😃
2:56 AM Rashid Hamid look north and u get the answer. 😂
2:56 AM NJ Qui yup and all those maids who complain about lack of food and rest are also bullshitting.
2:55 AM Better this way,free it from religious rule.
2:54 AM WARS BETWEEN RELIGIOUS GROUPS HAS BEEN THERE SINCE EACH RELIGION TRIES TO GAIN MEMBERS. MISSONARIES AND COLONIALISTS WERE THE TROOPS IN DISGUISE UNDER THE HEADS( EMPERORS,KINGS QUEENS TSARS, MONARCHS, TYRANTS DICTATORS WARLORDS, IN THE NAME OF THEIR GODS
2:54 AM When you want to blindly support a cause without understanding the situation you just come off sounding like the world's biggest fool. In this case that's sue tan.