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Singapore
June 23, 2009 2:44am CST
I got this article of Singapore Straits times and it briefly explains in Jakarta an Indonesian mother was fined, jailed and put on trial after sending an e-mail to friends about a private hospital bad treatment. There has been a few rallies after this events tell me your views..........
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
What?? Can you please maybe include in a link to some online article confirming this news information? Or if its not much trouble with you, you can type in an excerpt of that article that you have read here cause I am interested to read it. First off, was that email that the woman sent to her friends a private email? If it was, then how did the hospital know about it? Unless one of the woman's friends has related or forwarded the email to a hospital staff then it spread up to the management. Is there any laws in their country stating that this kind of action is legal? I mean, she(the woman) was the one who was not treated properly at a hospital. She just shared her experience with friends. AFter all that, she was still the one fined and jailed?? Cant the woman file a formal complaint or a suit against the hospital? Do tell more. Thanks. Welcome to myLot by the way.^_^
• Singapore
23 Jun 09
You could go to www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/SE+Asia/Story/STIStory_394259.html Sorry i do not think i am eligible to cut and paste yet but thanks for your comment. I was thinking the same thing that they had no right cause its not wrong for her to tell some of her friends how she was treated.
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
Oh! right, sorry if I made you painstakingly type that really long link Thanks for the effort. Though I will get the chance to read it after I get home. If I dont hurry up, I will be late for class!LOL Anyway, they really had no right. REading from the next posters response, I guess its good that it gained public attention because otherwise, the woman might not get help.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
Heya flaredust.^_^ To put your mind at ease I am just siding with the woman. "It's important because our country is not as cold blooded as some media stated." ~ huh? so the media is saying this of the whole country? That's really just inappropriate. They have to stick with the issue, which is the woman vs. the hospital. Well, I really must leave. I will read and check back when I get home.^_^
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@flaredust (728)
• Indonesia
23 Jun 09
I'm Indonesian and I'm following that story too. Basically there are two side behind that wrong action, but surely not the patient. They are the prosecutor and the hospital, both of them were going so far. The hospital in that case is an arrogant institution and the prosecutor also have mistake by wrongly place some clause into the accusation, probably there are hidden agenda (conspiracy) between them. But, fortunately the media blow up that "affair" and start hooking public attention. The public make their vote, almost all of us support the mother(named Prita)and corner the hospital. Even the senate also make their vote to revoke the hospital operation license and enforce the court to cancel that case. With all of that power Prita finally get free and back accusing the hospital and the prosecutor based on conspiracy and human right case. Finally our Government also said it isn't Prita fault, because she's a customer, a customer always have a right to complain. Our Government also emphasize the media have more courage to reveal this kind of case, don't be afraid to say what's on our mind.
• Singapore
23 Jun 09
It's funny how sometimes even newspapers don't actually tell the story that clearly. I hoped i have not offended you in any way because my ancestors are Indonesian also. To have a hospital license revoke was also would not make things better. Maybe the hospital should give free treatment for a week for compensation to the people. The lady should implement the power of choice because if the hospital doesn't seem good enough, she should have just chosen another one than go through all this trouble.
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• Indonesia
23 Jun 09
Don't worry I'm not offended by your discussion, actually I'm glad you rise up this news so we can learn something. I must admit that sometimes media could become a two sided blade, they could rise the public spirit but also could provoke a bad thing, even they don't actually do that for the purpose, may be unfinished story they make just could wrongly interpret by others. We are in the modern era now, so freedom of thought and speak is really important. Anyway, the senate probably just want to represent public anger of that case so they make that revoke recommendation, but I think it is not going to happen. Probably it's just a word to warn them, it's just a shock therapy for them.
@zpendam (132)
• Indonesia
23 Jun 09
Huh the hospital manager are sucks, why we are just complaining got into jail? FROM EMAIl TO JAIL! And she's charged $100000 ! OMG or 5 years jail! The most suck are the judge, we can just put his mouth with $$$ and then make unfair punishment for us just caused by money (I think like that) )_)
• Singapore
24 Jun 09
You know the story well?? You sound quite angry don't you. I understand someone is to blame but now it's confusing who's fault. The lady, the Hospital or the judge? Please clarify. Thanks
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
2 Jul 09
yeah some countries are pretty strict about stuff. i am lucky enough to be able to air my views and not have to worry, i am entitled to my freedom of speech and expression here. usually they are strict in countries where they think that you will incite the masses to rebel against the establishment. i have a friend in china who has very limited internet access only to sites the government deems allright.