Thursday, November 24, 2005

Geese trafficker deserves death penalty!!!

Woman fined for refusing to surrender roast geese at Changi Airport.Yes the Singapore airport authorities adhere to high standards and enforced the law faithfully. Same exemplary attitude was once also applied to a drug trafficker in transit.

I was really thinking about the geese, I can understand that drugs are not allowed but geese?!

1. If the women have eaten and carried them in her stomach, it would be alright.

2. It is biologically IMPOSSIBLE for roasted duck to carry the bird flu virus. It impossible for any virus to survive even light cooking. Anyway thousands of people carry eaten duck/chicken meat in the stomach cross into Singapore.

3. The law states : "Beef, mutton, pork and poultry in any form cannot be brought in from Malaysia, Thailand, China, Indonesia and India - licence and a permit are required before importing meat and meat products into Singapore". Yeah but the woman was bringing in 2 geese....IMPORTING 2 geese, wow that woman heck of an importer of geese.

4. "She refused to hand the geese over and threw them on the floor instead". If anyone is subject to such a law, he should be forgiven if he does the same. Sir, you're not allowed to bring the meat you have eaten into Singapore, please vomit it before entering Singapore.

Yes, we should have sentenced this woman to death, by trafficking 2 roast geese, that might carry the bird flu virus, she could have destroyed many lives and families. Why did they let her off so lightly by fining her $3000?!

================================================================== Woman fined for refusing to surrender roast geese at Changi

SINGAPORE : A woman was fined $3,000 for trying to bring in two roast geese from China, and refusing to hand them over to the authorities.The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority said Tan Chai Peng was stopped at Changi Airport's Terminal 2 on September 30 and told to surrender the birds for disposal because she did not have a licence to bring them in.
She refused to hand the geese over and threw them on the floor instead.
She was fined $3,000 for obstructing Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers in the execution of their duties.

And another charge of importing two roast geese from China was also taken into consideration in sentencing. Under Singapore laws, a licence and a permit are required before importing meat and meat products into Singapore. Travellers are allowed to bring in small quantities of meat for personal consumption, but this must be limited to 5 kilogrammes per person and come from a country approved by the AVA. Beef, mutton, pork and poultry in any form cannot be brought in from Malaysia, Thailand, China, Indonesia and India. - CNA

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you heard of the special? Yeah. You add another 2K and you or your kid can siam NS, take up foreign citizenship and return home after a bit.

Sarcasm overkill morning :P

Molly Meek said...

Eh, now we all know sedition, evasion of NS and bringing in roasted geese are crimes of about the same severity. Otherwise, how come the punishments sound so similar.

I collected this data:

Max punishment for evading national service: $5000 or 3 years' imprisonment or both.

Max punishment for bringing in unapproved meat product: ten times more than $5000 (smuggle meat worse than evading NS?!!) or 2 years' imprisonment or both.

Incidentally, what about sedition?

First time offenders can be fined up to S$5,000, or jailed up to three years, or both. 



Anonymous said...

So basically, what you're saying is... What's good for the goose, it's also good for propaganda? *drumroll*

Anonymous said...

Only know how to bitch on online forums. Typical Singaporeans. Chey.

Anonymous said...

please note that some viruses can survive mild cooking or even extreme heat. so it is a good precaution to prevent any unauthorised poutry into our country cooked or uncooked. In the case of consumed meat, it is not really possible to prevent them from entering the country isnt it? Don't you think that the analogy made was abit far fetched?

ereserves said...

No, lucky, i do not think the lady who brought in the geese should hang. For bringing in a cooked bird (a potentially hazardous delicacy), with the intention of sharing it (her geese are SUPER-CARRIERS- remember the SARS incident??) and not declaring it at the checkpoint (she is sneaky!!) she should suffer worse consequences!! Singapore is too lax with her laws!Getting a fine is just a slap on her wrist! In the words of our esteemed MM, LKY, " The penalty is death."