A group of NEA officials was issuing a fine of $200 to an elderly uncle collecting metal cans for a living for smoking under the void deck as it was supposedly illegal but its perfectly legal if he was smoking a couple of steps away.
Note this the location is right at the edge of the void deck with very little if not no traffic and they’re enforcing the law even though he is right at the border of what was supposedly a legal/illegal smoking zone
Do also note that there was no signs or information on premise that smoking is not allowed and their regulation was poorly publicized, none of my friends knew of the law that smoking outdoors is illegal as long as theres somethings above your head.
For such an obscure and arguably unreasonable law, is it fair to impose such a high punitive fine of $200?
The law is designed to protect and not to prey on and oppress the people, how can they tell us that it is reasonable that one should be fined $200 for smoking under the void deck but it becomes perfectly legal just a step away, what rationale is that law based on?
I hope this brings awareness to the oppressive and excessive laws of Singapore.