Thursday, February 14, 2008

Another Pervert of a Pilot..

and this time he is with Singapore Airlines.
Convicted by a court -- also in Adelaide as our (now suspended) Malaysia Airlines' pilot last week.
Someone alerted me in on this.

Here's the Reuters story:

SINGAPORE, Feb 13 (Reuters) - A Singapore Airlines pilot was fined A$12,000 ($10,860) for trying to bring child pornography into Australia, court documents showed on Wednesday.
Ng Kok Yauw, 40, captained a Singapore Airlines flight last Saturday from the city-state to Adelaide, Australia, when customs officials searched his laptop and found video clips of child pornography, Adelaide court documents seen by Reuters said.
Ng, who appeared in court on Monday, pleaded guilty to charges of importing banned material and making a false statement to a customs officer.
He could not be reached for comment but Singapore Airlines, the world's second-largest airline by market value, said the airline was conducting its own investigation.
Seven video files were found on Ng's computer, some of which contained footage of rape, sexual violence and children engaged in sexual activity, the documents said.

The maximum sentence in Australia for offences involving child pornography is a fine of A$275,000 and 10 years imprisonment.
While it is not an offence to bring pornographic material into Australia, an Australian customs spokeswoman said it was an crime to bring in "objectionable" or "abhorrent" pornography into the country.
This would include materials that "offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults", the spokeswoman said.
The pilot was one of three men caught last week by Australian custom officials for importing "offensive" pornography.
Local media in Singapore said one of these was a Malaysian Airline pilot.

I am just so appalled! I think the pilots' associations should be very very concerned. Because I know I am (to put it mildly). And I know many of you are as well.

5 comments:

Rocky's Bru said...

And this SIA pilot, he's a Malaysian citizen. Which means the Malaysian police should also arrest him for questioning, just like the MAS co-pilot So-and-so Bin Ahmad Said who was convicted and fined last Friday in another Aussie court.

What's wrong with these people?

Old Fart said...

Is this supposed to give MAS a sigh of relief?

Zawi said...

Nuraina,
There seems to be a big market of child porn in Australia that makes these people willing to bring in such material despite the sringent checks. Serve them right for being caught in the act.

Ordinary Superhero said...

The Star reported that this SIA pilot is a (another sick) Malaysian.

Anonymous said...

There are 2 SIA pilot, one a Malaysian already convicted. Another one, nationality unknown, yet to be convicted.
In another news there are actually an increasing trend of arrest in this area around adelaide, amounting to 2-3 cases per month (not only airport catch) so the enforcement agency in adelaide is basically "on-active season" now. yes, Pilot Assoc should start thinking about this.
-mynameiswhatisit