Let’S Be Objective Regarding M Ravi

I am not writing this with the intent to diss M Ravi. He has been a stellar human rights lawyer who would take on cases nobody would dare or be willing to take up or take on. And he is one of the few lawyers who would fight tooth and nail to ensure that you would never have to have a date with the hangmen even though the odds are heavily against you.

However, objectivity is also needed with how we treat the recent news concerning M Ravi. To be very honest, it is disappointing reading some of the responses towards the news concerning the recent case of M Ravi allegedly assaulting Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss.

At the end of the day whether M Ravi did as alleged is for the courts to decide and determine. But what I find disappointing are some of the comments alleging that Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss provoked the incident or used it to gain publicity. And close to half of the votes for these comments are actually votes approving of these comments. Whereas those calling for the matter to be properly investigated received thumbs down.

Just as much M Ravi should be innocent until proven guilty (though in my opinion given M Ravi’s record over the past 2 months I am of the predisposition to believe Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss’ account of events), similarly I don’t think it is appropriate to engage in ”victim-blaming”, especially in a case when one was assaulted in their workplace. Think about it, if you would like to be subjected to victim blaming when you are at the receiving end of an assault.

We also need to be objective concerning M Ravi. Doesn’t mean that he has stuck his neck out to stand up for certain causes mean that everything about him should be whitewashed or turned a blind eye to. Whilst acknowledging his good work in the past, similarly the M Ravi of today is not the same M Ravi that stood in GE 2015 against PM Lee or won a historic court ruling that the government has no liberty stall the conduct of a by-election indefinitely or the same M Ravi who fought tooth and nail to ensure that Yong Vui Kong is alive today. The M Ravi of today to date has harassed tourists by screaming profanities at them without justifiable cause and accusing them of any sort of wrong under the sun he can pull out, just to name a few, and his ramblings and outbursts on Facebook Live has come to the point where a columnist of TOC called it “maniacal”.

Just as much as the PAP IBs and their “kaki nangs” in the bureaucracy do the PAP and the government no favours by turning a blind eye to whats wrong with the PAP and the bureaucracy, similarly, we would be doing M Ravi and the wider Opposition cause no benefit if we persist in standing behind a person and attributing his circumstances to the invisible hand of the government/PAP or the fault of his victims whereas what he needs right now is to acknowledge and face up to the reality that he is in serious need for professional help, judging on his recent slew of Facebook live posts. Especially so to prevent another hapless tourist or innocent member of the public from being at the receiving end of another tirade to be posted on Facebook live.

 

N Chan

 

 

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18 Responses to “Let’S Be Objective Regarding M Ravi”

  • yes objective:

    I agree Mr Ravi has a lot of merits and many lawyers cant even compare to him.

    But recent months, he has gone a little off, he seems to taking over everyone. I remembered the young Mr Ravi, full of compassion and aspirations.

    I just hope Mr Ravi can recover from this ordeal and restart his prominent career which brought a lot of admirers and fans.

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  • PAP.SURE.WIN:

    Great article..

    We must be objective with the current M Ravi, whose rightful place is to be locked up in IMH for treatment for life.

    At least inside IMH, someone is there to care for him 24 x 7.

    If he is outside, he will be abandoned on the street by the “so called opposition supporters”.

    Remember JBJ and Roy ? Both had been abandoned by their supporters to face the harsh reality ..

    Never be a hero to oppose us PAP. Your opposition supporters will abandon you. Remember JBJ and ROY.

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    Majullah S$1 to RM 3.13
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  • india is malay in Singapore:

    … though in my opinion given M Ravi’s record over the past 2 months I am of the predisposition to believe Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss’ account of events…

    this is the crux of the whole matter.

    just because of 2 months past the current is predisposed to have happened.

    but, over and over again in Korean dramas, it may not be such.

    and, over and over again all over the world, women, at least some of them, do use their femininity to their advantage.

    as it takes two hands to clap, and none commenting is first hand eye witness, the predisposition to believe one side over the other, when the other has not yet revealed further information, is actually in error.

    just our opinion. india muslim is malay in pap Singapore.

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  • New Egg Yoke:

    Fully agree. Call a spade a spade. Give credit when it’s due, rod the child when it’s not.
    Could they at IMH have pumped Ravi with medications or toxins that made him bonkers? This is clearly one side of Ravi no even a hangman would not have expected. Nothing is beneath PAPsmear if they wanted to destroy someone. And Ravi would be a prime candidate since he grossly EMBARRASSED these white demons and the c.o.r.r.u.p.t system here.

    And Ravi, for goodness sake. WAKE UP ! Stop attacking and hurting those who support U. A person’s mileage for tolerance and gratitude is limited. We are not the daft 70% where a blank check is given for unlimited vices over past good deeds !

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  • LIONS:

    Still,Ravi must try to learn to restrain himself from acting violently.

    Is he under the heavy influence of undue medication or treatment?

    As we want to show the goodness of oppo n of true blu sgs, we must behave even better than the PAP doggies themselves.

    We must differentiate ourselves from the lowly PAPies.

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  • Perspective:

    How about this for objectivity? Even animals when cornered will turn aggressive. Here is compassionate soul who defended human rights,fought to uphold the Constitution, to save and protect lives. They took away his practice and livelihood and was about to take away his dwelling. He could have cracked under years of pressure and the effects of medication but he is no villain. The real villains are somewhere out there.

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  • rukidding:

    Its possible that instead of being cured…he was “made sicker” !

    Who knows ????

    Was there any 3rd Party “witnessing” his “treatment” ???

    Nobody knows ???

    If KIM can “kill” his own brother…anything here is possible too !

    Even an Indian can be made to become a Malay ????

    What’sso impossible ????

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  • N Chan:

    india is malay in Singapore: this is the crux of the whole matter.

    just because of 2 months past the current is predisposed to have happened.

    but, over and over again in Korean dramas, it may not be such.

    and, over and over again all over the world, women, at least some of them, do use their femininity to their advantage.

    as it takes two hands to clap, and none commenting is first hand eye witness, the predisposition to believe one side over the other, when the other has not yet revealed further information, is actually in error.

    just our opinion. india muslim is malay in pap Singapore.

    Whether Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss was spinning a story on the matter or not, let’s leave it to the courts to decide. We are not judges and we do not have the evidence to adjudge one’s guilt or innocence.

    But what if the judge finds that Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss’ account to be indeed credible or true? Then you would be in the position of one who has accused another (wrongly) of “exploiting their femininity to their advantage” by virtue of insinuation. Think about it, if you are on the receiving end of an assault case how does it feel like when others insinuate motives behind your pursuit of justice?

    This is why I feel that there is a need for me to speak up strongly on this matter having been at the receiving end of such treatment before.

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  • Hdndbifjf:

    If you all were to go by law and logic. What all these rubbish that Ravi did recently are not offences at all, as he is not in his proper state of mind. Insane people should be send for treatment at imh and should not be charge to go prison.

    So if you all are the fair and just gov, pap. Then please do the right thing to show us by not torturing mentally ill people to prison all just because they are anti pap/opposition.

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  • opposition dude:

    How come we haven’t heard anything from Ravi over this? All we have read is Jeannette’s account.

    All this silence isn’t making him look good to be honest, it gives the impresssion that he is guilty. I would like to hear what Ravi has to say about all this. Why did he have to bring along 3 other guys? And was it true that he was shouting and all that?

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  • Bystander:

    Granted Ravi’s recent behaviour is weird, but who made him liddat?
    The PAP Govt. If you have a law practice, livelihood, a pigeon hole flat taken away from you, leaving you in financial difficulties, how would you feel? Mental and emotional breakdown, issit?
    Give this man a break, he has suffered enough, an underdog deserves sympathy and help. but this Govt would jump at opportunity to lock this man up for good in a mental institution, for sure. A human rights lawyer is a perpetual torn in the butts for PAP, need to be disposed of as quickly as possible.
    Even a nephew has to be dealt with, what more Ravi.

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  • Bee:

    Extremely bad ideas r metal traps.

    Peple must not fall into it.so rem,

    Bad ideas r traps.

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  • yet another scumbag:

    If he has stopped after his first para, ok fine a neutral.
    But he revealed his papish shit of wolf in sheepskin almost immediately by telling what he really think and his ulterior motive.
    A real scumbag and a papplp and a downright hypocrit and coward
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    Despicable scumbag

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  • do not reflect reality:

    //Whether Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss was spinning a story on the matter or not, let’s leave it to the courts to decide. We are not judges and we do not have the evidence to adjudge one’s guilt or innocence.//

    no one has the full evidence and one can safely say not even the judges have the full evidence unless having hd cctv with full audio from head to toe. it will always my words against yours (or the lawyers’ on the clients’ behalf sometimes on ‘useless’ technicalities filling in the blanks which no one really knows and do not reflect reality at all).

    and why by the way must we always feel that judgement of one’s guilt be the prerogative of the judge (just privilege accorded the power). public cannot have their own opinion / view / judgement meh.

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  • N Chan:

    yet another scumbag:
    If he has stopped after his first para, ok fine a neutral.
    But he revealed his papish shit of wolf in sheepskin almost immediately by telling what he really think and his ulterior motive.
    A real scumbag and a papplp and a downright hypocrit and coward
    .
    Despicable scumbag

    1. This is a case of an opposition politician lawyer vs another opposition lawyer/politician who has also stood up for people on death row (e.g Kho Jabing, whom Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss tried to save from the gallows). Even if I am taking sides, how in any way I can be said to be a PAP supporter when this ia a case of an opposition politician taking on another opposition politician?

    2. My position as in this article is also shared by a columnist on TOC and a few other die-hard Opposition voters here. So how can I be said to be pushing a PAP agenda.

    3. For the record I live in East Coast GRC and voted for the WP when they contested in 2015. No way I am a PAPpy.

    4. If you think that I am pushing a PAP agenda, let’s wait until you are at the receiving end of an M Ravi tirade on Facebook Live and when you try to seek recourse here and get labelled as a PAPpy yourself.

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  • dear n chan:

    N Chan:

    dear n chan,
    no point trying logic and reasoning here in tre. though there are also people who can see it as you see it about the need to be objextive.

    your good intent for the good of the overall opposition cause will not register with many of the people here in tre. their unfavourable responses against your explaination will get more bizzare and illogical together with the usual lines thrown in.. 2 hands needed to clap….must see things from 2 sides bla bla…

    neutral readers (swing voters) who stumble into this thread will immediately form a negative impression of opposition parties and their supporters. they can end up telling themselves.. consider the incumbent at the next general election.

    most of the responses so far are anonymous.. myself included. the more discerning regulars who can see things as it is, ie ravi is not his usual self and in need of help are just diam diam and dont want to get involved your topic.

    but the regulars are intelligent people and will not blame jeanette just for the sake of showing their support for ravi.

    once again, n chan, no point posting your responses anymore. just let this topic die out itself. only things is neutral readers will form their impression about oppositions supporters of tre.

    and no, it is so clear that you are NOT someone pushing the pap agenda. take care.

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  • Seek help:

    Ravi should seek medical help first..
    Can fight later…

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  • Bernard Tan Y.J:

    M.Ravi should make a public apology to Jeanette & settle the incident outside of court, pay for her medical bills etc. And Jeanette should forgive & forget.

    If not, PAP will exploit this incident to smear the opposition yet again.

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