2 traffic offences.
2 separate dates – 2005 & 2006.
2 instances of getting someone else to take the rap.
2 instances of providing false information to the police.
Cases only came to light in 2012.
No jail time. [He could have been jailed up to 6 months, in addition to the fine.]
It took 6 years for this judgement and sentence to be meted out.
Besides the ridiculously and manifestly inadequate fine, and the inexplicable long period to bring Wu to justice, I wonder what prompted the police to look up the case. If the police had discovered it back in 2005/2006, then the police needs to explain why it took such a long time to resolve it.
If they had only come to know about it recently, then the police needs to explain why or what made it look into this case.
There are rumours and claims that it was because of a persistent whistle-blower who made the case known to the police – back in 2009. If that were true, more questions need to be asked – for example, why did it take so long to charge Wu?
And seriously, S$1,000 fine for such a serious offence? That’s not even a slap on the wrist for Wu. It’s more like a slap on the face of our justice system.
How else would you describe it when someone deliberately attempts to pervert the course of justice – not once, but twice, and then gets away with just a S$1,000 fine?
And then you see this and the markedly different sentence meted out by the courts:
And to show how serious an offence it is to get others to be the fall guy: