For those unfamiliar with this symbol, she is called “Lady Justice”.
You could probably make an intelligent guess why she is blindfolded. Yes, it means in judgement, she is blind to the fact of who you are, social status, wealth etc. It also means that she is blind to the fact of whether or not the punishment is “too severe” or “too light”. Guidelines for punishments are clearly written and will be delivered accordingly.
Here is some raw data you might want to use. Some basic facts to help you evaluate Woffles’ punishment. Whether the punishment is “fair and deserving” is another matter altogether, a matter that could be contaminated by personal judgement.
And if you’d like to read a segment from the Parliamentary Hansard (regarding questions and answers between Law Minister and Opposition, read here: http://app2.mlaw.gov.sg/News/tabid/204/Default.aspx?ItemId=689)
So, is the punishment fair? – Yes.
Is it deserving? – I’ll chose not to answer that.