The concept of felonies and misdemeanours are more relevant to US systems than Singapore systems - the closest analogy I can think of is that of seizable and non-seizable offences.
As for going into the school in itself is not a crime - it only becomes a crime when you have the intention as I said in my previous posts - as you said, when he admitted to one, he will be slapped with another (whether or not he knew of the second crime to begin with).
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How come i NS time never get to see chio bu one har?
All the char bo we saw in camp always old hag type, fat store women, fat MT SGT etc.
tuas naval base got alot la... seen some cos i used to go there for exercises all the time.
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I am not saying he was wrong. I am speculating it maybe another side of the story. We never know a person's intention in his mind, right?
bloody hell! send him to da gallows daa! a complete disgrace!
There are some sickos out there who point their cameras at their neighbour's flats, so that they can take pictures or them changing. Maybe they can use those pictures for charging their neighbours for changing without closing their curtains?
However, having said that, I would also like to point out that the HDB is doing an extremely poor job at flat designing, especially in the new estates. The flats are so closely clustered, you can see the neighbour's beedrooms, living rooms, etc... so clearly from across the block. Which is probably why this case is so uniquely Singaporean.
Now we have a strange legal precedence that people around the world can redicule us with. Can't expose ourselves in our own bedrooms... Sigh...
Yeap, seizable is a legal term.
All offences are crimes - perhaps you are thinking of whether it is a crime that is entered into a criminal record?
Then again, a reading of misdemeanor from Wikipedia (hardly an authoritative source though) does show that jail terms are imposed for misdemeanors.
Sure you can expose yourself, as long as it is not in public view - ie close your curtains.
IF I were to extend your logic, can I then say that it is not a crime to expose myself in my car? What if I were inside my car, but parked in an extremely open public place - I'm still in my "sanctuary" right?
Now, maybe you can suggest where we can draw the line?