Wednesday, June 28, 2006

ST (28-6-06)

ST (28-6-06)
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Here's the article on David Hooi and the kitten which eventually had to be put down.


Anonymous Moglee said...

Feeling very upset. An innocent life cruelly snuffed out again. I wish the abuser will receive a heavy and painful punishment. May the kitty rest in peace.

28/6/06 10:44 AM  
Anonymous mrs budak said...


Poor cat! I hope you will be avenged!

Upset beyond words.

28/6/06 11:04 AM  
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28/6/06 11:22 AM  
Blogger Cat said...

I hope this kitten's case will wake the authorities up.

Animal lives are not to be taken lightly. More so, bullies should not be brushed aside as just social parasites.

People like David Hooi must not only be caught but they must be dealt with appropriately.

Obviously jail is not the solution otherwise Hooi would have been repentent now.

Authorities should look deeper into the issues of such people - they are pathological bullies. They should be institutionalised.

I'll be interested to see how this new court system is going to handle this case.

& hopefully, the kitten will not die in vain.

28/6/06 11:24 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

i feel like crying and my heart feels kind of pain. Poor kitten, she is the same age as Losang-the kitten who walks me home 2 saturday ago.

28/6/06 11:25 AM  
Blogger auntie p said...

While we show our compassion for the poor innocent kitten that died, I hope we can also show some compassion for the poor man.

After his abuse first came to light, Chinese radio station FM95.8 went to his home to do an interview with him, or at least they tried to. Hearing the man speak in his rough, incoherent manner (in mumbled dialect) made me sad.

This is not a man with normal intelligence, nor with an average understanding of the ways-of-the world. It was obvious from the interview that he is a very lonely man, neglected and even despised by some members of his small family.

As I'd commented in another post yesterday, I hope that the new court will do the right thing by him this time, so that he can be helped and counselled to go onto the right track, and that society will still have a place for "different" people such as him.

28/6/06 11:57 AM  
Blogger calsifer said...

I agree with Auntie P. Clearly, the jail sentence itself is not working. more needs be done, and as the consultant psychiatrist said, counselling and psychiatric help is going to have figure very prominently. However, before Hooi is cured, if there can be such a day, he should not be allowed to continue his current lifestyle. He MUST be monitored, very very closely. Let's hope the authorities know what they have to do.

28/6/06 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

David Hooi has to be caned. The law should be more strict in order to stop people from abusing small helpless animals. What if it's your baby? Do you want your baby to be abused by this mad man. Will you feel upset after seeing this poor kitten being brutually abused and eventually had to be put to sleep. Do you know how much pain and suffering he had. This mad fellow need to be imprisoned for a long time and definitely must be whipped. He don't know what is pain and suffering, let him learn it. Let the law teaches him.

Whip him (at least 20 canes), and let him feel the pain. The law shouldn't be lenient towards this highly dangerous man. Don't give him another chance to take away more innocent lives.

28/6/06 1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems that the authorities here are too lenient with this David Hooi. He didn't learn from his mistakes. In fact, he became worse. He's like a wild beast now. The authorities here take things too lightly just because it was only a kitten and they don't really care. What if it's a baby? Are they going to let him off easily again?

This is the 2nd case and I hope the authorities will wake up. DON'T SLEEP... DON'T SIT AROUND AND DO NOTHING..

28/6/06 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The court had released him too fast. It's as good as giving him another chance to kill. His desire for killing is growing stronger and stronger each day. He is a pervert. He will keep abusing innocent kittens unless the court do something to totally stop him.
Please lock him up for safety reasons.

28/6/06 1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should we show compassion for this mad fellow. What compassion he needs? Your mean compassion for killing more innocent kittens??

Send him to the mental hospital for treatment or counsel him? Will it works? He is already insane and how to talk sense to this fellow. He has lost his sense of reasonsing.

For all you know, he's killing kittens for fun, to create awareness for himself, to make him himself more popular and famous... He is enjoying it.

So, what compassion are you talking???

28/6/06 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why show compassion for this poor man? Compassion for his killings, is it?

Doesn't mean you are lonely and neglected, you hv the right to go round and kill animals.

There are thousands of lonely and poor people in Singapore. They don't go round and kill animals.

He must have an attitude problem, otherwise his family would not have neglected him. If he behaves normally and properly, I am sure his family members, neighbours and friends will respect him. He has himself to blame.

DO NOT SHOW COMPASSION for this man. He don't deserve it.

28/6/06 1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very sad to hear that the kitten was badly injured by Hooi and had to be put down. How could this man do the same thing again and again?? He is a beast. He has no feelings and no consideration for animals.

May the poor kitten rest in peace and re-born as a human with good fortune and love. May we pray for the poor kitten to have a better next life. It's a shame not being able to rescue him fast, thus resulting in his death.

28/6/06 1:28 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I agree that counselling is very necessary. We don't know that counselling will work for sure - but it has helped people in the past. The maximum jail sentence for this is a year. Clearly the 3 months has not made any impact on him, so what are the chances that a year would?

I don't know that he's mentally ill (though the caregiver I spoke to thinks so), but jailing/caning/etc on their own can have no impact if he is unable to learn from that and he may not be able to if he is unwell. For a punative term to have an impact, the person who is being punished must be able to understand why he is being punished.

What has to be seen if he can function in society, if he cannot, perhaps jail is not the best place for him but an institution where he cannot hurt more animals.

I know of a woman who kept getting sent to jail because she was unable to comprehend that housing illegal immigrants was wrong. She kept leaving animals in her flat when she got arrested because she had no concept of time. She assumed that when she came out, the animals would still be there without food or care. When they were dead, she would be genuinely distraught, but she had no conception between her actions and the consequences.

28/6/06 1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

auntie P, I do not agree with you. Why show compassion for him.

If this happen to be your kitten, will you show compassion to him?

He needs medical treatment and counselling, not compassion.

28/6/06 1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt counselling will help. He is already OUT OF HIS MIND.

I hv an old classmate, who suffered the same symptoms like him and became very abusive. After 10 years of counselling and medical treatment, he's still like that... No change.

I don't think it's going to work.
Better lock him up in IMH and give him a job there. So, he can be monitored closely and work under close supervision.

28/6/06 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sad, what did we do to help this kitten. Nothing...

This kitten must have left this world with lots of pain and hatred. Can he rest in peace?

Let the soul and spirit of this kitten haunt this man forever and let him live in guilt and remorse.

28/6/06 1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sad and tragic end for this kitten. For the first case when he abused the first kitten, why can't the court sentence this man to a few years' jail. Why released him so fast? See what happened now?? More harm than good.

28/6/06 1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the feeders in Bedok, I plead with you to monitor this Hooi closely all the time. He has gone mad. I am sure he will continue to abuse and kill kittens as long as he lives. Please get volunteers and caregivers to check on him (enter his house) every other day. He is a hooligan and big bully but also a coward. Only a coward will bully small animals like kittens. Ask him to abuse a tiger, a buffalo or an elephant, I bet you, he will be the first one to hide.

28/6/06 1:47 PM  
Blogger yanni11blog said...

can i kill him!!!

28/6/06 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

apparently he had been counselled and he seemed to be better. I think unless he is really subnormal mentally, there is no excuse for him to be an asshole.


28/6/06 2:31 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Ginette - it is hard to say and I agree, there is no excuse for what happened to the cat, but we can look to see how to prevent it from happening again. What I think is that if he is mentally unable to really understand his actions, then jail or caning is not going to help either.

28/6/06 2:48 PM  
Anonymous Aminah Bee said...

That cat killer David Hooi need to be arrested and get pyschiatric help soon, otherwise he be killing more cats.
Hopefully this time, it will be a longer prison sentence. A year or more, and would be better if caning is imposed on him too. That will help deter others from committing animal abuse.
So sad, looking at the pathetic kitten photo, its face bloodied, bashed up, tortured in the hands of sadistic cat killer, David Hooi.

David Hooi, may you burnt in hell!

28/6/06 2:57 PM  
Anonymous Lili said...

Sorry, auntie p, but I don’t feel the least bit sorry for this pathetic ass of a loser. Just because his sane family had chosen to neglect and despise him does not give him ANY excuse to seek pleasure in torturing cats. I don’t give a shit if he’s lonely. What he’s done is deplorable, and sheez, he doesn’t even deserve any form of psychiatric help - just lock him up for life! And yes aminah bee, I'm with you. I hope he rots in hell too.

28/6/06 3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bah..we don't prescribe counselling for murderers or rapists do we?

28/6/06 4:11 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Actually Anonymous we do - as you know, unsoundness of mind can actually get you off, or lessen your charges, even in cases of murder. In those cases, they are locked up and given counselling.

28/6/06 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask David Hooi to hang himself or jump into the sea. He has nothing else better to do. Too free, no work, and has all the time to kill kittens.

30/6/06 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think David Hooi is mentally unsound. He's just too free and has nothing to occupy his mind. He is having fun killing kittens. Maybe he is enjoying it.

Will counselling really help? Maybe for a short term period only.

30/6/06 4:33 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous, we really don't know. As someone else mentioned, there are a lot of people with time on their hands, but they don't necessarily run around torturing kittens either. One of the caregivers there didn't think he was altogether there. Let's wait and see what the psychiatric report says.

30/6/06 4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can somebody hire David Hooi? Just give him a job to occupy his mind. Give him lots of work.... divert his attention. When he gets tired and very exhausted after a hard day's work, he will jump onto the bed and sleep. Thereore, NO MORE TIME TO KILL KITTENS

Wish the court could give him a job in jail.

30/6/06 11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel very painful and sad for this kitty.

I also feel very scared and frightened for other kittens.

Better ask small children to stay away from this fellow. So scary.

Will he abuse and kill again? I think he will.

30/6/06 11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what happened to the kitten. I heard the kitten was sent for post mortem but no news yet from AVA.

Let's see what the court is doing this time. I am quite disappointed with them.

1/7/06 12:58 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

No news yet - more will come out soon. I do know it was supposed to be in very bad condition when brought in.

1/7/06 1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The poor kitten was so badly bashed. He must have suffered tremendous pain. I feel so upset. What has he done to deserve this treatment? Poor baby... He must be in heaven now.

1/7/06 11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the residents in Bedok, please help each other to look out for missing kittens. If anyone see David Hooi picking up kittens again, please immediately stop him. Snatch the kitten back from him. If he refuse to return, threaten to call the police or shout for help. Get people's attention. Do not allow him to hoard kittens.
No matter how, MUST STOP HIM. Do not be afraid or embarrassed.

1/7/06 11:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He must be taught a lesson.

5/11/07 10:29 AM  

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