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The Case of Regan Lee – Letter to the Attorney-General’s Chambers

29th October 2007                                          

The Attorney General’s Chambers                    IMMEDIATE

1 Coleman Street                                              BY FAX (6339 0286) ONLY

#10-00 The Adelphi                                        

Singapore 179803

 Attn: The DPP-in-charge 

Dear Sirs

 THE CASE OF REGAN LEE – 7 months imprisonment 

I read with concern the aforesaid case especially the rare circumstances relating to the manner in which the accident occurred and also the conduct of the Accused thereafter.

As a member of the bar and a concerned citizen, I have found the sentence meted out by the presiding Judge to be manifestly inadequate.

Whilst one would expect any member of the bar acting as defence counsel on a frequent basis in the course private practice gravitates one towards a stance of leniency towards accused persons, this should only be so when the circumstances reveal mitigating factors which warrant a lesser sentence which I deeply feel is not the case here.

Regan Lee’s circumstances of the accident was wholly caused by his recklessness in handling a test-drive. It was obvious that a test drive by a prospective driver impliedly means less than usual familiarity of the finer aspects of the driven car. If the driver was less than familiar, should he have pushed the car towards the limit of its performance envelope?

 Regan Lee should not have but he did so and in the process he lost control of the vehicle under normal road conditions, mounted the central road island and crashed into two oncoming vehicles on the opposite side of the road. 

In this case, not only was a life of the passenger salesgirl taken away causing extreme distraught to the family of the deceased, there were four other passengers in another vehicle traveling in the opposite lane who were injured as well.

 Regan Lee was not immediately suspended, and he went on to test drive other cars which he bragged about on the internet forums. While waiting for his case to come to court, Lee put up a posting in a car forum asking for advice on two high-performance cars he was interested in. I understand that he was even involved in another accident before his present charge was proceeded with. 

Regan Lee’s actions by far have been most reprehensible and his subsequent conduct and attitude totally lack remorse. If he were not given a heavier punishment, there would not be a proper deterrent signal to other reckless drivers.

Your illustrious office had often appealed to the High Court when inadequate sentences were meted out in far less nefarious offences. I deeply feel that this is a case that your office should take the case forward to a stiffer sentence to be meted out.

I have realized that I am not alone in my opinion and perhaps on this basis and the reasons I set out hereinabove, the Prosecution could relook the case and sentence and bring the matter up on appeal.

In view of the limited time available for an appeal to be made, I beseech your prompt and decisive action.

Yours faithfully

     

Chia Ti Lik (Mr.)

 

P.S. A similar letter was sent to the ST Forum Page this morning.

 

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October 30, 2007 Posted by | Politics | 1 Comment

A little bet i placed with myself :)

Greetings to all,

Way back in the months of March April 2007, in the midst of some domestic turmoil, i cheekily placed bet with myself that I the insignificant and heavily flawed and talentless being would have little for people to be interested in if not for the arduous and diligent posting of articles on my miniscule blog.

In fact i was reminded by someone that i should not be talking too much and asking too many questions when i have failed to update my own blog. 🙂

Boy was i wrong. In my deliberate absence of 6 months, i have had a additional maybe 3000 visits to this page! this is strange for I am a nobody, a down an out politician without a party to my name BUT somehow or the other there are eyes trained on me. 🙂

And so to thank all my adoring fans for bumping up my visitor list, i will now re-introduce my writings to this little page and…… be a little more regular and co-operative with those seeking information, intelligence from this page.

I have apologise for my naughty and deliberate withholding of 6 fully written articles from the sight of the internet community. Hence i will now put down my pen of an author and temporarily don an Editor’s cap to review my own articles. These articles will be reviewed and accordingly put up should i deem them to be relevant. If they fail to make the grade of this current age and times will be deleted with little reluctance.

I would nevertheless choose to thank those watching this page for their utmost interest, their patience and their faith in things most simple and common.

I have had good times laughing at myself and my lack of ability to gauge internet reader interest when i saw the number of visits rise from, 3k to 4k to 5k and to 6k. As i re-introduce my pen to this page, i hope for many more days of laughter to come. 🙂

Sincerely your blogwriter

The down and out and partyless Ti Lik

October 4, 2007 Posted by | Life | 1 Comment