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The family members of 14-year-old Benjamin Lim have passed an open letter to The Online Citizen to be published, hoping that it can clarify and provide certain information on the chain of events leading to their son’s death on 26 January (Tuesday).

The family also thanks everyone who have came forward to show their support to Benjamin. They have created an email account dedicated to Benjamin, [email protected] and welcome friends and members of public to write to them.

http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2016/02/open-letter-from-benjamins-family-to-clarify-what-transpired-on-26-janurary/



Tribute to Benjamin laid across his bed.

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Why a whole paragraph devoted to whether his bun was hot or cold harhhhh? ???

TOC got interview the gal or not? ???
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if the victim was the one that jump. I wonder what will the public say? a life is lost, the mum did notice Benjamin weird behavior, she should show more concern.

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if the victim was the one that jump. I wonder what will the public say? a life is lost, the mum did notice Benjamin weird behavior, she should show more concern.

I think the point the parents were trying to make is that he was vulnerable and without access to legal counsel before he "confessed" in his police statement ....

At this juncture everyone is finger-pointing. who knows what the mom really said to him when they brought him home? Anyone can frame and form a favourable narrative to suit their purpose
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sigh remind me of my pri sch day whr my bag was seized in the middle of nowhere during assembly n escorted by prefects to the teachers office where they threatened me to admit to sth I didn't even do.

I was even told I will be released if I admitted and I would be punished if nt.
happened for days and weeks bringing me up to office until I gt no choice but to admit to sth I didn't do.

luckily there's such thg as karma. that sch no longer exist n before I shifted sch I hear that the teacher hu accused me was overseas for some health ailment.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2016, 06:52:27 pm by happyshar »
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sigh remind me of my pri sch day whr my bag was seized in the middle of nowhere during assembly n escorted by prefects to the teachers office where they threatened me to admit to sth I didn't even do.

I was even told I will be released if I admitted and I would be punished if nt.
happened for days and weeks bringing me up to office until I gt no choice but to admit to sth I didn't do.

luckily there's such thg as karma. that sch no longer exist n before I shifted sch I hear that the teacher hu accused me was overseas for some health ailment.

How old are you now? Which pri school did you attend?  :P

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Should there be a legal age to be questioned by the Police?



A 14 year old boy fell to his death on the same day he was released on bail after being questioned by the police.

The minor whose personal information has been retained due to laws protecting minors in Singapore was found dead at the foot of his block the same day he was released by the police after being investigated for molest.

His death has lead to a public outcry, especially from his parents who insisted that the teen should not have been questioned without their presence. Authorities have however stated that in Singapore it is not required for a parent or guardian to be in the room with a minor while he or she is questioned by the police.

A spokesman from the Police also mentioned that things are much unlike American drama series’ where suspects are shown refusing to speak until their lawyer arrives.

The mother of the teen has also mentioned that when she asked her son if he had indeed committed the offence, he said no. He said that he didn’t do it, but since everyone else believed that he did, he relented and went along with it.

Would things have been different if the teen had his parents in the same room as him? Would he have felt less pressured to agree with his interrogators? And how would the parents stay neutral throughout the questioning? These are some questions worth asking.

However should such precedence be given to all minors? How about in the recent arson case where 5 youths torched a good part of the Punggol Waterway, causing damage to property and the environment?

More at http://www.domainofexperts.com/2016/02/should-there-be-legal-age-to-be.html

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How old are you now? Which pri school did you attend?  :P

thankfully already demolished and merged with another sch 😁😁😁

would say that truth comes to light eventually and karma is a bad, bad bitch. ☺
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I think the point the parents were trying to make is that he was vulnerable and without access to legal counsel before he "confessed" in his police statement ....

At this juncture everyone is finger-pointing. who knows what the mom really said to him when they brought him home? Anyone can frame and form a favourable narrative to suit their purpose

I tink, if parent is around, it will be hard for the police to investigate. neutral party should be around. I feel la, kid nowadays not really that simple and innocent as they seem but to be someone neutral should be in the room with the boy.

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I tink, if parent is around, it will be hard for the police to investigate. neutral party should be around. I feel la, kid nowadays not really that simple and innocent as they seem but to be someone neutral should be in the room with the boy.
true ... I agree that teenagers these days are not so simple de ..... look at Amos Yee .....
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true ... I agree that teenagers these days are not so simple de ..... look at Amos Yee .....

anyway the boy had lost his life, no point in finding who is at fault now. police yes, maybe should they way handle this case is too strict too extreme, but once out of police station, the parent should take notice. as his last moment is with his parent.

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true ... I agree that teenagers these days are not so simple de ..... look at Amos Yee .....

Amos Yee is an outlier. He probably overdosed on Famous Amos cookies when he was 7 or something.

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Amos Yee is an outlier. He probably overdosed on Famous Amos cookies when he was 7 or something.
More likely parents dropped him on his head ... now Sum Ting Wong ....
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More likely parents dropped him on his head ... now Sum Ting Wong ....

the mum also sum ting wong de lor. till now still feel nothing is wrong with Amos

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Yishun teen suicide: School and police protocols under spotlight
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2016, 10:12:57 am »
http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/yishun-teen-suicide-school-and-police-protocols-under-spotlight

.... let's hope they do a thorough review of the protocols under which those below 16-years can be interviewed and interrogated by the police .....

while I don't agree that parents should be present, I think a male child counsellor (with basic legal background) should be present in this case to provide advice to the teen.
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