29 Jan '18, 1pm

[Mothership] Why the Bangladeshi worker was fined for plucking tree leaves, explained

[Mothership] Why the Bangladeshi worker was fined for plucking tree leaves, explained

You might have heard that the National Parks Board ( NParks) fined a Bangladeshi worker a hefty S$2,000 for plucking leaves from a tree at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The unidentified man had been issued a notice of offence in April 2017. In the following image that was circulated online, a photo of an AXS machine payment screen with a matching offence number is appended to a picture of the notice: Obviously, it fanned many a negative sentiment amongst sympathetic Singaporeans, who felt that it was an unforgiving amount. “Not surprising… lots of these ‘officers’ have no heart and only the intelligence to do what they are programmed to do by their same ‘superior’ beings.” Comments via All Singapore Stuff’s Facebook post “Yes, going too far out. Should at least explain to the offender the seriousness of plucking leaves or fruits from the Park as it an offence and should g...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/01/why-the-bangladeshi-worker-...

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