Healing for victim, hope for offender

Justice must do right by a crime victim, but it must also seek to rehabilitate and restore the perpetrator so that he can find his way back into society

By now, the facts of the Monica Baey-Nicholas Lim case, which has generated a great deal of heat and light, are well publicised.

The seemingly uncaring way with which the National University of Singapore (NUS) dealt with the matter, and the seemingly inadequate punishment meted out to Mr Lim, clearly irked Ms Baey.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 13, 2019, with the headline 'Healing for victim, hope for offender'. Print Edition | Subscribe