According to news reports, Liew Mun Leong’s (Liew) former domestic worker, (FDW) Parti Liyani (Parti), is seeking seeking a compensation order against the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) over the criminal proceedings brought against her which have since been thrown out by the High Court. Her defence counsel, Anil Balchandani, (Anil) who has worked tirelessly pro bono to help Parti to clear her name estimates that Parti has suffered around S$71,000 in losses as a result of being unable to work as a result of the charges and lower court conviction of theft.
It is noteworthy that despite disturbing revelations of the Liew family having possibly fabricated evidence to frame Parti, seemingly negligent handling of evidence by the Singapore Police Force and the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) apparently going ahead with prosecuting Parti despite not having the requisite amount of evidence, no one has officially apologised to Parti for the grievances that she has suffered.
It is also imperative to remember that while she has finally been exonerated, at least 4 years of her life had been in limbo as a direct result of these apparent frivolous accusations on the part of the Liews.
Yet despite this travesty, Anil has confirmed that while Parti is seeking compensation from the AGC, she has decided not to seek compensation from the Liews. This is despite the fact that it is precisely because of the Liews that had set the chain of events that would derail her life going.
Specifically, Parti has instructed Anil not to “add more to his problems”, particularly in light of Liew’s resignation from his position as Changi Airport Group chairman, among other roles.
In other words, Parti has, in an act of compassion, made the decision not to cause the Liews further woes, despite being entitled to seek compensation. Contrast this with the lack of empathy and compassion that the Liews displayed when they decided to take down their former FDW despite such an unequal balance of power between the two parties. One would have thought that after everything the Liews have done to ruin Parti’s life that she would utilise this opportunity to teach them a lesson that they seemingly deserve. Yet, she has not.
In spite of her magnanimity however, it may well be that the kindness is one sided. The Liews ruined her life and yet she has decided not to pursue the matter against them any further. Contrast this to the utter silence from the Liews who have yet to apologise to Parti for the utter trouble they have caused.
They have also not apologised to Singaporeans for seemingly using state resources to pursue a personal vendetta.