It seems like after the Monica Baey issue, we now realise how unsafe it is to shower in a public bathroom.
Which, come to think of it, is pretty surprising, given that before the Monica Baey issue, you didn’t know that voyeurism is so common.
In fact, it’s so common that even after the high-profile case, someone decided that it’s still a good idea to film a girl showering.
New Security Measures Being Implemented
Lest you’ve been turned into ashes for the last five years and have just been revived by some colourful stones recently, here’s a brief recap of what happened.
Monica Baey, an NUS student, went on social media to relate her experience of being filmed by a peeping tom when she was showering in her hostel, whereby the perpetrator was merely given a 12-month conditional warning and a suspension for a semester. She aired her grievances on the injustice and wished for a change.
That opened a can of worms as people demanded more justice and protection, leading to the police having to explain the rationale behind the punishment and the university to promise better security measures and protection for students.
Within weeks, NUS informed students about their new security measures, which included more security cameras, upgraded shower cubicles which would seal the top and bottom of the doors and locks in hostel restrooms.
Also, more security guards would be posted, and the university would review its disciplinary frameworks.
You would think that anyone sane would think twice about committing the very same act that started it all, but it seems like a 26-year-old NUS student did not get the memo.