On Sunday (21 April), local urban farm OnHand Agarian took to its Facebook page to announce that the company will be ceasing all dealings with the National University of Singapore (NUS) in response to how the school handled its recent sexual misconduct case. One of its student, Monica Baey, recently made national headlines when she exposed a fellow male student, …Read More »
Woman says reactionary response from public over NUS sexual misconduct case shows how internet can be a scary place
The recent revelation of a sexual misconduct incident involving two National University of Singapore (NUS) students has yielded varying public reactions across the board. Many have come out in support of the victim, Monica Baey, and are demanding for a harsher punishment to be meted out to the offender. Others are calling into question the disciplinary framework of the University …Read More »
Former NUS student who fought 12-year legal battle against University questions former Vice-Provost’s presence on the NUS Review Committee on Sexual Misconduct
Former National University of Singapore (NUS) student Jeanne-Marie Ten Leu Jiun, whose candidature for the degree of Master of Arts in Architecture by research at the School of Design and Environment was terminated by the University in Sep 2006, has questioned former National University of Singapore (NUS) Vice-Provost Lily Kong’s presence in the NUS Review Committee on Sexual Misconduct, which was …Read More »
Monica Baey’s exposé of Nicholas Lim’s voyeuristic act at Eusoff Hall bathroom may raise concerns under POHA, POFMA: Lawyers
Amid the controversy surrounding 23-year-old National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate Monica Baey’s exposure of fellow student Nicholas Lim Jun Kai’s identity as the perpetrator of a voyeuristic act – of which she was a victim – via a series of Instagram Stories recently, lawyers have raised concerns as to whether Ms Baey’s exposé would constitute an offence in itself …Read More »
How many have received a criminal record because they were too poor and didn’t have the time and money to get justice?
by Benjamin Matchap The Monica Baey case is really sad and brings up some sour feelings i have with my encounter with the law. As some of you may know, my girlfriend and I were attacked last year, by our next door neighbour. During the case, we felt that the law made it difficult for us to get justice. First …Read More »
Do our existing laws reflect the values of our society or are they a reflection of the government’s concerns?
I would think most Singaporeans would agree with me that laws are in place to ensure that everyone is clear on what the boundaries of accepted behaviour in society is. In other words, laws are enacted to reflect the values of society. Given that social mores change over time, it is also safe to say that the law is never …Read More »
by M Ravi, international human rights lawyer The headlines in recent days have been dominated by the ‘Monica Baey saga’ – the focus in particular on the inadequacy of actions in handling cases of sexual misconduct in an educational establishment such as NUS. One of the more prevalent but seemingly mysterious issues raised was the failure of the Attorney-General to …Read More »
by Joseph Nathan There was a time when chivalry would have saved damsels in distress but the concept of being a gentleman in Singapore has somewhat been trivialized and seen as self-discrimination, and was replaced with onerous legal recourse and prescriptive-books. Instead of socially correcting a social wrong and nipping the issue at the bud, contentious legal recourse and new …Read More »
Too many people who have had their futures ruined because the police chose to ruin their futures, because the PAP govt chose to ruin them
by Roy Ngerng Yi Ling In defending the man who filmed a female student while she was showering, the Singapore police said: “A prosecution, with a possible jail sentence, will likely ruin his entire future.” When the Prime Minister sued me, did the government think about how it would “ruin my entire future”? When the hospital I worked at fired …Read More »
Is Minister K Shanmugam going to keep his silence on the police’s decision regarding the NUS scandal?
by Simon Lim I applause Education Minister Ong Ye Kung who came out promptly not to defend National University of Singapore for imposing a one semester suspension on Nick Lim but to admit that the penalties imposed on him are manifestly inadequate which they indeed are. Bravo Mr Ong. The true measure of any person is not where he/she stands …Read More »