Two must reads: NUS voyeurism balls-up

Or is it cock-up?

Sorry. Can’t help the flippancy. What happened is really black comedy at it’s blackest. After the police, AGC and NUS washed their hands (OK sort of) over a voyeur (Maybe taking the attitude “From poor family; must pang chance.”?), the unhappy victim got the voyeur crucified on the day the Christ was crucified or thereabouts.

If the system fails her, she cannot be expected to behave like a meek and mild lamb, can she? Power to her for having the balls to demand publicly that she gets her retribution. Note I said “retribution”, not “justice”.

Here’s a link to a very good commentary on the perspective that the police, AGC and NUS missed: a damning indictment of their failure to understand how gals feel.

Commentary: Here’s what zero tolerance towards sexual misconduct looks like

The NUS voyeurism incident offers lessons for all education institutions, says AWARE Executive Director Corinna Lim.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/nus-sexual-misconduct-zero-tolerance-toilet-filming-monica-baey-11472002

Even better is this comment from someone who seems to know how prosecutorial discretion works in practice. What he says bring back memories of the days when the then head of Crime section in the AGC and I chatted about the role of his team. Where he is wrong, is the person making the decision is supervised and the head of the crime division has to sign-off.

Heng Choy Yuen

I agree with the contents of your article. But the OVER-dependence on protocols and routine thinking may become too dogmatic. Here’s why I say so …. the RESULT of any interview by counsellors, investigations led by the SPF depends on whose desk the case file lands inside the AGC. He/she at AGC is the one who decides whether the legal process stops at his/her desk or be sent for arraignment. Due to the peculiar nature of sex-related and sexual crimes (stealing underwear, peeping tom, filming videos, physical outrgae of modesty, rape), sometimes a less-experienced AGC legal officer may make an error of judgement, not due to lack of factual evidence but simply because the analysis of cases involving sexual crimes require a deeper and thorough understanding beyond what is written in the Penal Code and statutes. Yes, there are more than sufficient precedents to guide towards a judgement (from 2015-2018 there were reportedly 20 cases of sexual misconduct handled by NUS alone) but I think in MIss Baey’s case, the person at AGC charged with deciding the punishment of MIss Baey’s offender perhaps made an error of judgement – by showing leniency (protecting the offender’s future) by itself is not ‘wrong’ when weighed against the evidence and facts gathered – but the ‘high probability of being remorseful” is an ASSESSMENT, not a fact. THe AGC officer in this case should have also considered a more potent FACT backed up by global research on the mental health of sex crimes victims – the FACT that Miss Baey, along with countless victims of similar sex crimes, will live with her mental trauma, fears and anguish. In all probability for the rest of her life.No amount of remorse, a single letter of apology can erase the mental scarring that has already occurred. Therefore while it is commendable to show leniency for ‘remorseful first-time offenders’, the LIFE-LONG irreversible mental damage on the victims of sexual misconduct MUST be prioritised – the victim had no say but … the perpetrator (unless mentally ill) made a wilful, perhaps even premeditated, decision. He was also reportedly under the influence of alcohol but how drunk he was we do not know …. so how does a drunk man summon enough soberness to go from cubicle to cubicle (captured on CCTV) ostensibly to film a naked woman bathing? Obviously his vision was not impaired by alcohol in making his directorial debut …. Isn’t it ironical that the efforts by the law enforcement authorities and NUS to show leniency just so the offender’s future is not destroyed, is producing the very opposite aftermath? Did they anticipate that their ‘merciful’ punishments would generate such public uproar and media attention? A few days ago, Great Eastern put the perp (who was working there) on suspension, but he chose to resign. But while he may recover some semblance of normalcy say after 4-5 years, the mental trauma he caused to MIss Baey is etched in her memory perhaps forever. THAT is a LESSON no victim would ever want.

(Emphasis mine).

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10 Responses to “Two must reads: NUS voyeurism balls-up”

  • new case this week:

    this evening cna news trailer reported a new incident of the same nature at NUS.
    so its two in a week..and 26 incidences of sexual offences in the last 3 years.
    what is going on in that uni?

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  • What ?:

    @ But while he may recover some semblance of normalcy say after 4-5 years, the mental trauma he caused to MIss Baey is etched in her memory perhaps forever. THAT is a LESSON no victim would ever want.

    This Miss Baey also not a saint joan.
    Compare to Edison chen case, all these famous and popular female stars also like that. Some even marry rich tycoon. Many criticise them but the critics also go online and see free show.

    Nabay. All these fake virtuous NUS 480 + and poly 190 +” dare to swear on their children’s and grand children’s life they did not see a single picture of edison chen ” master works “. Quite sure more than 75% of them all seen.

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  • nizhemoshou:

    what about the need to deter similar offence and other potential copycats ? Why the police n NUS don’t seem to care about this need especially when similar sexual assaults have been happening before Ms Baey case. According to victims accounts, they were actually discouraged from reporting or asked to pangchance the offender. Seems like the authorities adopt this indifferent stance as they don’t want to be burdened by the time and resources on investigating and taking action not only against the offender but also the necessary preventive measures. Seems nothing preventive was taken even after similar incidents had happened before.
    Now that they didn’t have much luck with Ms Baey in trying to make light of her case as they did to other cases before, they are trying to say its all about giving chance to the offender . Bull, methink their indifference is something very much the character of pap chenghu. They don’t give a damn about spending anything on you that will affect their budget unless there are monetary returns to them.

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  • HarderTruths:

    this 2 strikes rule was possibly made up by the pappies / NUS to open up the local education market to wealthy sons of high profile individuals who are expected to have bad behaviour.

    The system is always fixed to allow such trash to escape justice.

    Ms Baey’s bravery has made it impossible for those trash to continue their perverted ways. it has also show how the institutions and authorities are also part of the racket.

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  • My name Longan Lee:

    The Voyeur was photographed wearing like an elite.
    I wonder is he a member of some powerful organization?
    Is his driver dad serving someone special?
    Is his mother a relative of someone powerful?

    Is he or his dad a member of RC, aka remote control?

    A person may not be rich but this gives them even more reason to seek help from influential people by being a member serving the influential people .

    Many went to show support just to get free chicken rice.

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  • PotHole:

    The violated and those supported her are deranged or literally out of range and off tangent in regard to one’s sexuality. Men and women are sexual creatures by nature and hence one should be mindful to empathise with those who struggle with weaknesses….. like yourself.

    Nicholas either lacked self control or acted like a non saint, which he will regret and am sure is regretful of the consequences he brought on himself.

    He will be punished socially, economically(especially lost of opoortunities) and even spiritually for a very long time. Think about it, can you trust someone(at work and as a partner etc ) with no self control? His lust and miss baey’s lust are the same. They are all voyeuristic but many knows not to cross the line and harm others.

    Granted, MS baey has been hurt but her life has not been destroyed because someone’s camera peeped at her body parts which everyone has – what’s the big deal? . Nicholas, however, will be consequentially condemned(btw, the subject matter did just that) throughout his life. If she, and her supporters can’t be compassionate/forgiving towards someone who has humanly failed, I think they are worse off as a human being than Nicholas who in this case failed and realized he can’t afford not to learn and grow from it.

    Whereas hypocrites are and will be eternally condemned by Someone with great disgust for self righteous people who are no saint themselves

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  • The "foreign angle":

    HarderTruths:
    this 2 strikes rule was possibly made up by the pappies / NUS to open up the local education market to wealthy sons of high profile individuals who are expected to have bad behaviour.

    The system is always fixed to allow such trash to escape justice.

    Ms Baey’s bravery has made it impossible for those trash to continue their perverted ways. it has also show how the institutions and authorities are also part of the racket.

    Not only the sons of “white horses” but also foreigners studying in NUS and NTU. Many, if not most of them, think they are “above” local students because they are all scholars on Singapore taxpayers’ money. Expelling them would have wasted the money spent on them and on the place given to them at the expense of Singaporeans. The 2-strike policy is really mainly to protect them. Locals in varsities just get a “free ride” on it.

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  • Prudes:

    If Singapore weren’t so prudish about sex and nudity, this fiasco would not have happened.

    Singapore is so freakin’ hot that nude beaches are necessary. Spore can learn from our Asian friend Japan. The Japanese are so liberal about sex and nudity that it makes Hollywood look like prudes.

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  • Bad Boy:

    @ what about the need to deter similar offence and other potential copycats ?

    Not wrong but impossible to deter all. We have the death penalty but still people smuggle drugs or become drug mules.

    We have harsher penalty and policies now but still ebike escooter accidents occurred.

    We have rotan for serious sex offenders but today we still have cases. Btw many feel rotan is nothing but they not aware after 6 or 8 strokes depending on the physique, will affect a person’s stand up singapore in the future if u get what i mean.

    If really want to fully deter, than instill very very harsh law. E.g. escooters ebikes accidents ( in the wrong ) , man cut off dicks , woman cut off breasts. Quite confident 99% will obey road safety except for that 1% who wants free sex change or totally nobody will ride PMDs.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Prudes: If Singapore weren’t so prudish about sex and nudity, this fiasco would not have happened.
    Singapore is so freakin’ hot that nude beaches are necessary. Spore can learn from our Asian friend Japan. The Japanese are so liberal about sex and nudity that it makes Hollywood look like prudes.

    So…your solution to voyeurism and perversion is make it legal. Then there is no problem.

    I am sure the authorities will entertain your idea if you can show them how to make money from it.

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