If you wag your finger at a civil servant, you will be investigated for criminal intimidation. If found guilty you will be jailed for a year. If you gather outside a govt office with 3 other people silently holding up signs asking for greater govt transparency, a dozen riot police will turn up and take care of you.
What happens if you get beaten up by a group of men at a hawker center and go the the police? .........Basically nothing.
As our police is very objective, over time I've come to realise the viciousness of the criminal actions of James Gomez that warrant immediate investigation and hours of interrogation. As for protesters, they threaten our blissful minds with troubling ideas and have to be stopped.
Singaporeans getting beaten up at hawker centers, its just a small matter. Medical treatment affordable in Singapore and after a while the physical pain will be gone.