My thoughts on the Ng Boon Gay corruption trial
Posted by temasektimes on September 30, 2012
Ms Sue must not forget she is only a witness and not the complainant in this case.
All she needs to do is just tell it the way it was for the sake of the administration of justice.
Whether Ng is finally acquitted or convicted is none of her business but that of the prosecutors’.
But her demeanor displayed thus far is exposing her to public scrutiny and even ridicule. Why the trouble. What she would need most is a lawyer to advise her accordingly instead of the flabby bodyguards.
One can be a prosecution witness in any case and whatever the outcome at the end of the day both sides can still be friends.
Sexual exploitation and sexual harassment are common tools used by sexual predators around the world. In South Korea, company directors sexually exploited a starlet until she committed suicide.
Singapore with the patriarch passionate about being the first in everything is trying to introduce sex as a bribery tool.
In the same vein many years ago they tried to introduce a charge of “raping prostitutes”.
I remember a police sergeant and 2 constables under him were hauled to court with a charge of raping a prostitute. During the trial at the high court the mattress used by them and hundreds of the prostitute’s clients was exhibited together with the grim.
Even the sergeant smoking a cigarette exhausted after the “rape” was given as part of the testimony. They were convicted but fortunately exonerated the appeals court.
Sex is a service provided willingly by prostitutes and the act committed by the policemen was none other than not paying for services rendered. Otherwise it is like charging restaurant patrons for robbery for not paying for the food.
The way I look at it Ng could only be guilty of sexual exploitation if ever there is one. We shall see.
*The above was first posted as a comment on The Temasek Times.