So the mistress of racist brain farts Amy Cheong gets let off with a “stern” police warning, having fled our shores for her homeland Australia. She offered an apology but not for her racism, which she claims to be innocent of, this despite her remarks about Malays being cheap, holding noisy weddings or having high divorce rates. She just “regrets her post”. Racism? We all need racism so we can let off a little stress from work, right? Cool kids in school crack racist jokes, don’t they?
Meanwhile, creativity is not to be tolerated. At least not the type that involves stickers in public. Sticker Lady (Samantha Lo) will be charged in court on Tuesday for no less than 15 charges of mischief for bringing smiles and laughter to Singaporeans through a creative display of stickers and road markings. I personally laughed out loud at one particular “Press once can already” sticker and deliberately hit the button a second time – condemnably antisocial behaviour.
It wasn’t reduced to “Miscellaneous offences”, as many had urged the G to do, but at least it wasn’t “Vandalism”, which Law maven Jothie Rajah had earlier revealed to have been reserved for the most vile sort of criminal – politicians with stickers and spray paint. Sticker Lady and her accomplice had not included any political content in their work.
Never mind that enterprising locksmiths, website owners, tuition teachers and rent-seeking home-owners have been sticker-ing their way across Singapore for decades with their corporate drivel. We must make an example of those who seek no financial gain. Greed is good. Fun will not go unpunished.