28 Dec '11, 5am

Foreigner Accused Of Violence Allowed To Leave S'pore But Chee Cannot: Singapore Democratic PartyHow did it come...

Robert Dahlberg, a 34-year-old New Zealander, was charged with assault and causing grievous bodily harm when he and two other foreign nationals, an Australian and a Briton, beat up four people at Suntec City in April 2010. The three men were drunk when they attacked four taxi drivers and passengers, cutting the face and breaking the nose of one of the victims. Mr Dahlberg is reported to be awaiting sentencing but was nevertheless allowed to leave Singapore. He flew off to London and never returned. This was no small matter. Mr Dahlberg's case was serious enough for the offence to warrant not just a jail-term of up to 10 years but also caning. This alone would have been reason enough to ensure that the convict remained in the jurisdiction. There is the added fact that Mr Dahlberg is a foreigner. He has a home somewhere else, presumably in New Zealand, where he could return ...

Full article: http://www.yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/5087-fore...

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