29 Jan '18, 4pm

No fine for Bangladeshi worker who plucked leaves at Botanic Gardens following outcry

A 28-year-old Bangladeshi worker caught plucking tree leaves at the Singapore Botanic Gardens will not be fined S$2,000 after all. The National Parks Board (NParks) said in a statement on Monday, Jan. 29 that he would receive a warning instead. Advertisement Appeal This was after the Bangladeshi worker’s employer appealed against the ticket issued on Jan. 14. Photos of the notice of offence and of an AXS station screen displaying a default composition fine of S$2,000 circulated online a few days before this successful appeal, which drew widespread outrage and condemnation from the public. According to Channel News Asia , “mitigating circumstances” were taken into consideration for waiving the fine: “We have considered the mitigating circumstances related to the case and assessed that the damage caused by plucking the leaves off the tree was minimal,” said an NParks spokesp...

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