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Judgment in Woffles Wu case in line with previous cases: Shanmugam

Published on Aug 13, 2012 3:58 PM
 
Law Minister K Shanmugam presented in Parliament six cases where drivers had committed offences and were fined under the Road Traffic Act, to demonstrate that the judgment in the Woffles Wu case was in line with past cases. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

Law Minister K Shanmugam presented in Parliament six cases where drivers had committed offences and were fined under the Road Traffic Act, to demonstrate that the judgment in the Woffles Wu case was in line with past cases.

Dr Wu was fined $1,000 in June under the Road Traffic Act for getting an elderly employee to take the rap for two speeding offences in 2005 and 2006. The case sparked questions on why the prosecution did not pursue stiffer charges, which the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) subsequently addressed.

On Monday, MP Sylvia Lim (Aljunied GRC) asked whether the AGC's explanation had addressed "public concerns about the equitability of the legal system".

As part of his reply, Mr Shanmugam distributed a list of six cases between 2005 and 2006, where the drivers had wilfully given false information to the police on their offences, which ranged from speeding to driving without a licence. They were all fined.

 
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