A young Englishwoman urges tourists to take out travel insurance after crashing a moped through a glass window in Koh Pha Ngan in southern Thailand. Emma Lewis, a 24 year old student from Basingstoke in Hampshire, was en route to go snorkelling on the island paradise when she lost control and crashed into a house window. …
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Yes I understand this but where does the money for these minor offences end up. In the public purse or someone's pocket.
It is a difficult one because I would be happy to resolve minor infractions without going to the station or court but this is a small example of the larger problem. If small issues are tolerated then the whole system just ramps up until bribery and corruption is entrenched into society.
I understand that this view makes me a hypocrite but you can have a either small win at the expense of everyone or pay up within a workable and transparent legal system.
Singapore in the 70s and 80s used Draconian laws like detention without trials under the Internal Security Act (ISA) and if tried, those who commit heinous corruption are liable to be whipped or canned. That's how they describe deterrence under Lee Kuan Yew.