Where forth art thou?: HDB Schoolgirl case "Reported"

Thursday, June 22, 2006

HDB Schoolgirl case "Reported"

This is an update to my previous post. I have just read the TNP report (I find it funny that the Straits Times, a paper that has a larger circulation, does not think the case deserves an airing) and it appears that the HDB Schoolgirl Video case is a criminal case afterall. A member of the public has reported the case after seeing the video online.

According to the lawyer that TNP spoke to, 'For the police to investigate any matter, they require what is known as a first information report, or FIR.

'The FIR is essential as it forms the basis of a police investigation and quells any speculation that we are a police state, where the authorities will simply step in to investigate without a complainant.'


Interesting... does it mean that if a crime occurs, a video of it surfaces and nobody bothers to report it, investigations cannot commence?

I wonder what would happen if nobody bothered to report this case.

Comments?

16 comments:

Scarletr0se said...

hmm i agree...

Anonymous said...

when r u going to do some XiaXue bashing?? ..that's more interesting...she is getting out of hand

jasmine said...

aren't police citizens? or humans?

can't they report the case themselves in a normal off-duty person capacity? the video is so widely circulated, i'm sure some of them surf the net, or read TNP, no?

this is so bizarre.

Anonymous said...

So can we report xiaxue for throwing killer litter out of her window? She clearly admitted on her blog that she threw durian seeds out of her window. Since she lives in a HDB block, does that not constitute killer litter and hence become a criminal act?

Anonymous said...

If the police are rendering themselves useless by washing their hands off everything, then perhaps their existence is no longer necessary.

Anonymous said...

these ah lians have no values in them . . . and correct me if im wrong, but the person who took this video, posted it on the net and allowed others to know about their act brought trouble to herself and her friends? sad.

Andre said...

When i first saw tis clip, it was so appalling that i knew i had to do something. It was made even worse when i analyse de clip frame by frame, i realize dat the vic was barely into her teens. When i called TNP abt it, someone told me dat i was the 2nd caller to report the incident dat day. i asked if it's possible dat i email them the clip since no one from tnp has viewed it yet. and i did. i'm glad the story broke out. the vic and assailants were finally identified. and wats more, i'm glad someone did report it. at least now we know dat they just cant get away with it. disciplined by parents? yeah right.. i'm not even certain these girls 'talk' nicely to their parent(s). perhaps the only way for them to 'talk', is by screaming, shouting and demanding.. as in 'GET OFF MY BACK!!' hope the AGC will press charges. they need to be 're-educated' that 2 wrongs doesnt make 1 right..

Anonymous said...

omiakoo u're everywhere!!!

Nurul Izzati Izzie said...

Oh you're kidding me, right? No.

Police - supposed to protect the citizens of a country.

And you have to report a crime first, THEN they would investigate ?!

Shouldn't ethics be attached to legal procedures as well?

My God. what has happened to..humanity in the modern world?

Nurul Izzati Izzie said...

i don't like xiaxue anymore :)

but i think you should talk more about these challenging issues first before bashing her .

xialanxue said...

Nurul Welcome to the enlightened side

kungfubunny said...

why are people asking for xiaxue bashing? i think the viewers of this site with its address of more pertinent issues have far surpassed the intellect needed to appreciate bimbo bashing. anyway, she can be the plan B when we can't find anything more interesting and important to talk about (that might prove challengiing though).

Nurul Izzati Izzie said...

enlightened?

you make me sound as though i converted beliefs

-_-""

Lol.

i dun like xiaxue. however, i dunt come here for that. i come here because the issues you explore are quite interesting. don't make your site solely about her :)

Anonymous said...

does anyone know those 3 girls who wack up the girl? they deserve some thumping. seirously

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babiiexd0liiex said...

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