A man was fined $1000 for feeding monkeys. Originally it was $4000 but it was reduced on appeal. I don't think $1000 is too harsh.
A school discipline master used to say 'education and punishment are complementary'. He means you can teach and counsel students but must punish them too.
Similar we can educate and advise people, tell them not to drink drive, not to breed mosquitoes, not to feed monkeys, etc. After that action must also be taken.
I don't believe in just educating and counselling.
What I think of .....
Off-day for maids - Give them at least an off-day every fortnight.
Escape of JI man - No need for DPM Wong to step down.
One more thing,
Heard of this argument "If 18 is old (or mature or whatever) enough to do NS, they should be allowed to vote or do this or that." ?
I don't quite agree with this logic. Anyone wants to convince me?
If the age for NS call-up were 16 and not 18, then I suppose we can't use this argument. I think 16-year-olds are also 'old enough' to be trained to use weapons and defend the country and fight in a war.
So, it doesn't mean just because you do NS you could do this or that.