== Warning, this post is off-topic and could be giving improper advice ==
offshoreoildude wrote:'Police Reports' are a joke in Singapore. Seriously just a waste of paper and 90 minutes of your time. It would have been classed as a 'non seizable offense' or similar. PRO - TIP - read up on 'non-seizable offenses' in Singapore - when you want to assault someone - follow the instructions (i.e. leave them with no marks and no hospital time for example) and you will get off scot free. Psych and verbal assault are never acted on in Singapore IME. As I said before - crime is kept low in part by the police NOT recording crimes into their system.
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Police do bugger all here, but take heed, Singapore has the "Internal Security Act". So you can gripe and complain all you want, but if you say anything remotely slanderous in writing (forums, print, media included) they can haul you up without question or further resourse.
But i will state the facts: Beating someone up, even landing them in hospital AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT WARDED IN HOSPITAL PAST 72HRS will let you get away scot-free. I know, i was the victim of such assault. The assailant was a local and I was trying to protect our FT from his uncouth verbal abuse and was subsequently attacked. He used his keys like a punch dagger and I received multiple wounds to my face and head.
1.5 days hospital stay
2 visits to clinic to change dressing and remove stitches
$510 in medical costs
5 days lost in work productivity
13 hrs wasted in 4 visits to the police station for reports, complaints.
@sshole gets additional swag for getting away with it.
Here's my advice for the women. Singapore's laws are super protective of women ONLY when it comes to rape or attempted rape.
If a man hits you or slaps you, rip your pocket, call the police in a distraught voice (calls to 999 are recorded for evidence) and tell them someone tried to rape you. Then you have a 15% chance of something being done, instead of 0% chance.
== EDIT: Added a disclaimer at the top ==