Photo of K Shanmugam from Yahoo Singapore

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam passed the bucket of social responsibility to the employer of the MRT bully who was caught on video heckling a young teenager for his t-shirt.

Screenshot from Facebook
Screenshot from Facebook

“Came across this video. Unacceptable bullying conduct. People like this are sick in their mind. And try and take it out on others. I hope his employer will take some action, against him – he brings his organisation into disrepute.”

Photo of K Shanmugam from Yahoo Singapore
Photo of K Shanmugam from Yahoo Singapore

In a post on his Facebook page, Minister Shanmugam called the MRT bully “sick in the mind” and did not comment why didn’t the Police officers who attended to the incident issue a ticket for public nuisance. Under the Singapore’s Public Order and Nuisance Act, a person guilty of disorderly behaviour is liable for a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.

However, even though there are legislated provisions to handle the MRT bully, Law Minister Shanmugam seems unaware and chose to comment that the troublemaker’s employer should act on the act instead.

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