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.