I'm sure most of us are aware of the 'slapping' incident of the SQ Stewardess onboard an SIA flight to Tokyo last September.
So after being accused and slapped by tycoon's wife, Tan Siew Hoon, the SQ Stewardess was said to have suffered from 'emotional and mental distress'. Hence she filed charges against Mdm Tan.
On 24th April, Mdm Tan was acquitted and let off with just a warning. Read report here.
Seriously I felt that the Stewardess did the right thing by charging Mdm Tan for 'abusing' her at work. In fact, no one should allow oneself to be treated unfairly or unjustly, this is human rights! Therefore, when I knew about the charge I was of course rooting for Stewardess, Then Jiamin.
But upon finding out of the outcome of the charge, I was very dissapointed. I heard it from the news on TV and the defending lawyer of Then Jiamin said something like this.... SIA is an iconic symbol of Singapore, therefore the Management and staff should maintain good and proper image and should they come across things as such, they should act accordingly.... like bring to light and ....
But Mdm Tan was acquitted with only a warning instead of being locked up for a year or fine S$1000, or both. According to the report, the case had been settled with out-of-court settlement which was of course MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
As mentioned, SIA is an iconic symbol of Singapore, therefore they should not just let MONEY solve the issue!!!! Then what kind of signal is SIA sending here? A company that can endure insult and humiliation as long as the amount is right? Ridiculous!
Personally, I felt very strongly about this incident and is thoroughly disappointed by the outcome :(