Racist attacks: Deterrence should continue to be the norm in sentencing, say observers

Such sentences are handed out to deter the offender - and others - from committing or repeating similar acts.
Such sentences are handed out to deter the offender - and others - from committing or repeating similar acts.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - Zero tolerance and deterrence should continue to be the norm in sentencing those who commit racist attacks here in order to clamp down on such incidents, say observers.

Such sentences frequently involve a jail term and are handed out to deter the offender - and others - from committing or repeating similar acts.

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