BERNICE WONG-CASEY

Anton Casey did not commit sedition

Although Singapore has departed from this high standard and used sedition laws to regulate racially or religiously offensive speech, no court has gone as far as Mr Wang suggested. And if our courts were to apply his interpretation of sedition, many of those who commented about certain groups of people while criticising Mr Casey would have committed “sedition”. Such a wide interpretation would have serious implications for the right to freedom of speech.

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The Case of Anton Casey: When the Punishment is Worse than the Crime

He did not, it should be remembered drive his silver porsche at very high speed, with the invincible belief that he could pass through a red light unharmed, or crash into an innocent taxi driver and passenger, with a young PRC female student by his side late at night unlike an earlier incident in Singapore in 2012. Nor did he leave his pregnant PRC wife to apologise to the public and try and make restitution to the families of the victims who lost a father, husband, breadwinner or beloved daughter.

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SO IMPATIENT: Ang Moh chokes cabby for driving slowly

Drive before I kill you, the passenger yelled at the cabby when he thought the taxi was taking too long to move off. The driver, who wanted to be known only as Mr Yang, said that he was waiting for oncoming vehicles to pass before he could filter out but the man, a Caucasian, became impatient. The well-built man then grabbed the cabby's neck in a stranglehold, reported Lianhe Wanbao yesterday.

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ANG MOHS MUST WAKE UP!

I do not blame my fellow citizens for being angry. In fact, angry is an understatement. For so long, we have allowed the foreigners to stamp on us. There is a long list as far as I can remember. From the brawl outside Suntec City to being called dogs to the racist remarks by Amy Cheng…patience has a limit. Ang Mohs must wake up. They do not rule us like they used to do during the colonial days. That is history, the past.

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ANG MOH PREPARING FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

It's been an exciting first month at a new job and this week we will also celebrate the Chinese New Year (CNY) for the second time here in Singapore! There are a variety of traditions of how to celebrate it. Last weekend we had a reunion dinner with my husband's relatives, and this weekend. We also give oranges, they go in twos and they symbolize prosperity

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MR CASEY, I RATHER BE ON THE TRAIN

You stink, like the rich people who think of ways not to change the system that allows people to be paid less than minimum wage, that allows contracts that terminate you for bogus reasons because its cheaper to get someone else. Thank you for your years of service. But we will be letting you go. You stink like the rich people who only want to game the system. Which is fine, to each his own. But then they turn around and piss on the people who make their world run.

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Didn’t Anton Casey commit sedition?

In “Act against threats to Casey family” (Jan 27), the writer stated that Mr Anton Casey did not commit a crime. Under the Sedition Act, any action or words that raise discontent or disaffection among citizens or residents, or that promote feelings of ill will and hostility between different races or classes of the population, have a seditious tendency.

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“Mummy, flying economy is worse than taking the MRT!”

Seriously, if he is as rich as he implied, what with his sneers at S’poreans travelling on the MRT, why isn’t he and his family travelling biz or first class? Especially as there are two very good reason to do so this time: security and the absence of publicity. Airlines guard jealously the privacy of premium class passengers. He can’t be genuine about being afraid of his security, can he? Travelling economy-class, where the MRT-travelling S’poreans also travel.

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UNDERSTANDING ANTON CASEY

Do you really think this storm in his life will endear the poor to him? Do you really believe he will henceforth learn to have less contempt for the poor because he's been so firmly castigated for insulting them? Logically, the answer must be a resounding NO! He will continue to detest and despise the less fortunate, and perhaps even more so now that he will perceive himself as having suffered humiliation at their hands.

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WHY ANTON CASEY SHOULDN’T BE THE ONE LEAVING SINGAPORE

A few days ago, General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement Mr William Wan wrote an article for The Straits Times, imploring Singaporeans to show some empathy towards Anton Casey, the Briton who had posted disparaging remarks about our public transport system online. Some commenters agreed with Mr Wan, and praised him for his outlook, while others responded with indignation, claiming he wasn’t a “true blue Singaporean” because he had “sided” with Casey.

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