Law and Order

Church pastor jailed two weeks over road rage incident, ST Paper, 30/06/2016
[Attacker – Daniel Cheo Guan Beng, 46], [Victim – Tay Kim Beng, 60]
Cheo, who could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000, was allowed to defer sentence until July 14 to attend to his affairs and those of the church. He is out on $15,000 bail and his passport has been impounded.

Motorcyclist jailed four weeks for breaking driver’s nose in carpark row, ST Paper, 16/06/2016
[Attacker – Kathiravan Annamalai, 27], [Victim – Elson Lee Jun Liang, 32]
Mr Lee was taken to hospital with a fracture of the nasal bone.
For causing hurt, Kathiravan could have been jailed for two years and fined $5,000.

Private eye jailed three weeks for punching bus driver in road rage case, ST Paper, 15/06/2016
[Attacker – Joel Lim Su-Ming, 27], [Victim – Thian Boon Seng, 50]
Lim could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000 for causing hurt. For the Arms and Explosives Act offence, he could have been fined up to $5,000 and jailed for up to three years.

Man jailed six weeks, fined $1,000 for assaulting road user and policeman, ST Paper, 27/05/2016
[Attacker – Jerome Loy Xue Song, 27], [Victims – Road user, 20 and a policeman]
For voluntarily causing hurt, he could have been jailed for two years and fined $5,000. For assaulting a policeman, he could have been jailed for four years and fined. For using abusive words towards a public servant, he could have been fined $5,000 or jailed for one year.

Taxi driver jailed seven weeks for road rage, ST Paper, 19/05/2016
[Attacker – Muhammad Fuad Kamroden, 32], [Victim – Tok Soon Min, 39]
Fuad could have been jailed for up to two years and fined up to $5,000 on each charge of causing hurt.

Flight attendant who punched van driver in road rage case to spend a month in jail, ST Paper, 06/04/2016
[Attacker – Abdul Hadi Abdul Harris, 26], [Victim – Iskandar Mohamed Noor, 42]
Hadi could have been jailed for up to two years andr fined up to $5,000 for causing hurt.

Man jailed for assaulting cabby fined after retrial, ST Paper, 17/02/2016
[Attacker – Arne Corneliussen, 51], [Victim – Chan Chuan Heng, 47]
Charge was amended to causing hurt after two eyewitnesses said cabby attacked first.
The judge also said that as Corneliussen was unable to remember details of the incident, he could not claim that arresting the cabby was his intention – not when he had chased Chan thrice, pinned him to the ground and wrapped his arms around the latter’s neck with such force that three men found it hard to pull him away.
Chan has since been charged with causing hurt and lying to the police. His case is at a pre-trial stage.

Man gets four weeks’ jail for road rage, ST Paper, 16/02/2016
[Attacker – Malvinder Singh Hari Singh], [Victim – Neo Poh Wee]
District Judge Eddy Tham said time and again, the Courts had sent out a strong message to road users not to take the law into their own hands no matter how aggrieved they might feel over the manner of driving by the other party. “If violence is used, they can expect custodial sentence to be meted out. The accused had behaved in a thuggish and provocative manner, stopping his vehicle several times without good reason,” he said. The maximum penalty for causing hurt is two years’ jail and a $5,000 fine.

Bus driver jailed one week for road rage, ST Paper, 01/12/2015
[Attacker – Mahendran Mohanakrishnan, 38], [Victim – Yoong Hing Jie, 21]
Mahendran said he was remorseful for what he had done, and that his father is on dialysis. He could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000 for causing hurt.

Ex-grassroots leader fined $1,500 and ordered to compensate man he punched in carpark row, ST Paper, 9/11/2015
[Attacker – John Duncan Tasker, 48], [Victim – Yak Eng Kiat, 37]
For voluntarily causing hurt, Tasker could have been jailed for up to two years and fined up to $5,000. The punishment for committing a rash act to endanger the personal safety of others is up to six months’ jail and a fine of up to $2,500.

Business development manager fined $1,200 for kicking taxi door, ST Paper, 6/11/2015
[Attacker – Briton Malcolm Richard Manson, 54], [Victim – Chua Kwee Hwa, 37]
He could have been jailed for up to one year and/or fined for mischief.

Provision shop owner jailed seven weeks for punching priest in road rage case, ST Paper, 29/10/2015
[Attacker – Dick Lim Poh Guan, 25], [Victim – Adrian Anthony, 70]
Lim who was originally tried for causing grievous hurt, admitted to an amended charge of hurting Father Adrian Anthony causing him to suffer a nasal tip fracture and multiple contusions on his back, hip and thigh.
District Judge Janet Wang said the courts are monolithic in their treatment in respect of road rage cases. “Violence is clearly anathema to all road users,” she said. “In fact, you and your wife were exceedingly rude to him. I must say that your actions as well as your wife’s were simply deplorable. You were simply bullying an old man on the road,” she said.

Pilot fined $5,000 and ordered to pay $110 to teen he punched, ST Paper, 12/10/2015
[Attacker – Briton Joshua Powell Koke, 24], [Victim – Teen,18]
Koke could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000 for causing hurt.

Recreational football player jailed for attacking referee during match, ST Paper, 28/8/2015
[Attacker – Muhammad Maziz Abdul Rahman, 29], [Victim – Mohd Asadullah, 35]District Judge Adam Nakhoda said Maziz’s response to the cards was completely disproportionate; he had no regard to referee’s authority and his act was wholly uncalled for. The judge noted that the victim’s vulnerable parts were involved and said Maziz’s attack showed his “hooligan tendency”.
The maximum punishment for causing grievous hurt is 10 years’ jail, fine or caning.

Salesman jailed for kicking cabby, damaging taxi, ST Paper, 14/8/2015
Jailed for three weeks – [Attacker – Barry Koh Cheang Wan, 35], [Victim – Kwek Voon Sheng, 37]
Koh, whose mischief charge was taken into consideration, could have been jailed for up to two years and fined up to $5,000.

Briton barred from entry jailed 6 weeks for punching auxiliary officer, ST Paper, 14/8/2015
[Attacker – Alan James Nairn, 54], [Victim – Yogadevan Genasan, 34]
Nairn could have been jailed for up to seven years and fined for causing hurt to a public servant in the discharge of his duty.

Technician jailed two weeks for throwing stone into taxi with three passengers, ST Paper, 08/07/2015
[Attacker – Tanaraj Vellakannoo, 34], [Victim – Subramaniam Mariyappan, 61]
As highlighted by Deputy Public Prosecutor Marcus Foo, she said the sentences for such offences must act as a general deterrent to like-minded offenders. “In the present case, the accused had over-reacted in the situation. He was clearly the aggressor by coming out of the vehicle to confront the victim,” said Judge Salina.
Despite the fact that there were passengers in the taxi, he threw the stone and hurt was caused to two people. He showed very little or no regard for the safety of others, she said. “It was fortuitous that the injuries were minor and never hit vulnerable parts of the body.” Tanaraj, who said he regretted what he had done and pleaded for leniency, could have been jailed for up to six months and/or fined up to $2,500 for the negligent act.

Firefighter jailed 2 weeks for assaulting man in road rage, ST Paper, 08/07/2015
[Attacker – Hirahman Ramli, 29], [Victim – Yam Kian Wing, 31]
District Judge Shawn Ho said there is one road rage case every four days in Singapore, adding that each case is “one too many”. There were 53 road rage cases for the first nine months of last year, compared to 71 in the same period in 2013. In response to a query by The Straits Times, a spokesman for SCDF said: “SCDF takes a serious view of any misdemeanour or commission of offence by its personnel. “SCDF does not condone such conduct by its personnel and will assess the case to determine Hirahman’s suitability to continue in his role as a public officer.”
Hirahman could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000.

Man jailed for taking phones from schoolchildren, punching 12-year-old boy, ST Paper, 18/5/2015
[Attacker – Tan Teck Choot, 49]
For each charge of criminal breach of trust, he could have been jailed for up to seven years and fined. For voluntarily causing hurt, he could have been jailed for up to two years and fined up to $5,000.

Man jailed 6 months for beating up girlfriend, leaving her with broken nose and swollen face, ST Paper, 15/5/2015
[Attacker – Foo Kiat Geng, 23], [Victim – Teen, 17]
For voluntarily causing grievous hurt, Foo could have been jailed up to 10 years and also caned or fined. For endangering human life through the rash act of throwing the guitar, he could have been jailed for up to six months or fined up to $2,500, or both.

Woman fined $4,000 for punching fellow commuter in bus stop row, ST Paper, 13/4/2015
[Attacker – Madelyn Ong Kim Choo, 30], [Victim – Sakinah Sani, 52]
Deputy Public Prosecutor Jasmine Chin-Sabado urged Senior District Judge Ong Hian Sun to impose a short jail sentence in the public interest and to send a strong message that unruly behaviour on public transportation is not tolerated. She could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000 for voluntarily causing hurt.

Property agent jailed four weeks for punching and kicking motorist in car park row, ST Paper, 20/4/2015
[Attacker – Raymond Ch’ng Leimeng, 33], [Victim – Timothy Lim Jun Hao, 21]
Ch’ng pleaded guilty to voluntarily causing hurt. For voluntarily causing hurt, Ch’ng could have been jailed for up to two years and fined up to $5,000.

Former marketing manager fined $3,000 for punching jazz singer on nose, ST Paper, 25/3/2015
[Attacker – Aaron Peter Jeremicjczyk, 39], [Victim – Dawn Ho, 35]
Jeremicjczyk could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000 for causing hurt.

SMRT driver in KPE incident jailed four weeks for throwing Coke can and coins at car, ST Paper, 4/3/2015
[Attacker – Wayne Lim Yen Yew, 32], [Victim – Shaun Lim Chin Seng, 36]
Lim could have been jailed for up to six months and/or fined up to $2,500 for the rash act to endanger the personal safety of others. The maximum punishment for causing hurt is two years’ jail and a $5,000 fine.

Man jailed 4 weeks for assaulting bus driver, ST Paper, 25/2/2015
[Attacker – Tan Boon Teck, 57], [Victim – Ong Wei Ling, 55]
For voluntarily causing hurt, he could have been jailed for up to two years and fined up to $5,000.

Cab passenger charged with punching teen driver after crash, MyPaper, 18/2/2015
[Attacker – Briton Alan Benjamin Maybury, 33], [Victim – Lum Kwok Weng, 19]
If convicted, he could be jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000 for causing hurt. The maximum penalty for using abusive words under the Protection from Harassment Act is a $5,000 fine and six months’ jail.

Dutch retiree jailed a day and fined for punching Tigerair cabin crew member, ST Paper, 30/1/2015
[Attacker – Gerrit Eveleens, 66], [Victim – Tan Leek Hwee, 46]
He could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000.

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