Is dangerous (distinguished) NTU robotics professor out on the loose? http://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...ed-to-18-months-mandatory-treatment-order-for Nanyang Technological University (NTU) professor Er Meng Joo, 55 was given 18 months' mandatory treatment order on Monday (May 22) for multiple counts of shoplifting. A mandatory treatment order is for offenders who suffer from psychiatric conditions. They must go for psychiatric treatment in lieu of jail time. On April 20, he pleaded guilty to two counts of shoplifting items worth $225.15. Five other shoplifting charges involving items worth $228.20 were taken into consideration during sentencing. He admitted that he repeatedly stole from convenience stores at the petrol stations he frequented. Er, who is a professor in electrical and electronic engineering, shoplifted items worth $453.35 between Jan 9 and 29 last year. ====================== The guys CV it seems involves programming robots. I wonder, if a highly qualified gahmen robot programmer cannot control his own base desires, then what would stop him from expanding his repertoire of mischief and programme his robots to deliberately harm humans/society; especially in a world of driverless cars and internet connected devices? Is shoplifting just the tip of the iceberg, have any malicious codes been inserted into any national computers, SAF drone weapons or LKY's cardiac defibrillator? Impressive CV: Professor Er Meng Joo's areas of expertise are intelligent control theory and applications, fuzzy logic and neural networks and robotics and automation. His current works focus on control theory and applications, fuzzy logic and neural networks, computational intelligence, cognitive systems, robotics and automation, sensor networks and biomedical engineering. http://research.ntu.edu.sg/expertise/academicprofile/pages/StaffProfile.aspx?ST_EMAILID=EMJER Why isn't kleptomania categorised as an addiction like that to gambling, heroin, amphetamines and the like? Why must heroin addicts face long DRC sentences whilst educated and rich people are confered the enviable VIP diagnosis of 'kleptomania' which in recent similarly diagnosed case of Goh Lee Yin, involved job placement at a Mt Elizabeth clinic, chaffeured rides from home to work etc, only to end up with a review and subsequently revoked diagnosis resulting in a sucessful conviction upon 3rd offence as well as a possible 7yr detention sentence for a 4th for which the new mother (has 1+yr old baby daughter) jumped from her apartment block one day before the pre-trial conference was to be held. http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/serial-shoplifter-who-had-depression-found-dead Just as heroin addicts love heroin ignoring its later detrimental effects on self and society, don't these distinguished kleptomaniacs too have a fettish for which the consequence is either inapparent or else overlooked in favour of the adrenaline rush for its experience, be it heroin or else stealing somebody's things or even the misery caused to society? Even if both fine and jail were waived (with ultimately disasterously tragic results for Goh Lee Yin when her diagnosis was subsequently revised) I'm worried that rich, powerful and dangerous persons are now enjoying the same privilege with widely divergent outcomes handed out by the court. A robotics professor with depraved morals is no less dangerous than an impoverished heroin addict craving for the next straw. Singapore is an international expert in drug rehabilitation. And if recent wannacry ransome ware international botnet virus attack is any precursor , I think professors with credentials like "works focus on control theory and applications, fuzzy logic and neural networks, computational intelligence, cognitive systems, robotics and automation, sensor networks and biomedical engineering" should be the first ones in line to receive proper rehabilitative treatment mirrored no less than after the DRC (e.g. Cold turkey treatments group therapy mirrored after alcoholics annonymous experience). The onset of Armageddon is near when social inequality is rampant and the judicial judgements jaundiced and biased. Money shouldn't buy a diagnosis and the judiciary should not fear the rich and their army of psychiatrist.