Angry at having been bitten by her step-daughter’s pet parrot, Tran Thi Thuy Hang beat the animal to death the next day and threw its carcass down the rubbish chute. For her actions, the 38-year-old Singapore permanent resident was sentenced to four weeks’ jail at the State Courts on Wednesday (1 August). The parrot, a sun conure named Lucky, belonged to national netball player Yu Mei Ling, 26.
A freelance training facilitator who falsified course attendance records as part of a scam to claim money from the SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) scheme was sentenced to seven weeks’ jail on Tuesday (31 July). Yeo Junwei Joel, 35, had earlier pleaded guilty in the State Courts to 13 charges of falsifying records. Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Ng Jean Ting told the court that sometime in 2016, Yeo was hired by 35-year-old Zheng Zhenwei Eric, the director of Biz HR Solutionz, to be a freelance training facilitator.
Five men allegedly involved in the slashing of a 27-year-old man in Little India this week were charged in court on Friday (27 July).
A man who sublet three condominium units to prostitutes for use as brothels admitted to his offences on Thursday (19 July). Goh Wee Ming Benson, 37, pleaded guilty in the State Courts to two charges of living off the earning of prostitutes and one charge of letting the units be used as brothels. Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Jaime Pang told the court that in March last year, Goh visited a prostitute, who told him about there being many female prostitutes here seeking HDB units to rent for work and lodging.
A 17-year-old who attempted to break into two jewellery stores with two others pleaded guilty to his offences on Tuesday (17 July). Mohammad Faris Mohammad Fadzir was convicted in the State Courts of two charges of attempted break-in. Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Jaime Pang told the court that Faris’s role was to carry as much jewellery as he could after his accomplice Saatish Gautham, 19, managed to gain entry into the stores.
An air stewardess who stole her colleague’s credit card and spent $1,145 on it was fined $7,500 on Monday (16 July).
A sales manager who molested his maid four times within the first nine days of her employment was jailed 11 months on Friday (13 July).
Mohamad Jonit Adnan, 38, pleaded guilty in the High Court to one charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Deputy Public Prosecutor Zhuo Wenzhao told the court that Jonit had a rocky relationship with his 29-year-old wife, Sri Idayu Ghazali. Sri applied for divorce in March 2016 and applied for a personal protection order against Jonit in July.
He was involved in two separate vicious attacks, where he used a knife and a knuckle duster with an attached knife to attack several victims. While out on bail for one of his attacks, he committed armed robbery against an elderly man.
A man who urinated at a police officer while under arrest was jailed eight months and two weeks on Friday (6 July). Balasubramaniam Thevathas, 34, pleaded guilty in the State Courts to two charges of using criminal force and one charge of using abusive words against a public servant. Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Joanne Leong told the court that Balasubramaniam got into a taxi along Orchard Road in the early morning of 27 April last year after drinking with his friends.
A Singaporean woman who worked for the United States Navy was jailed two years and nine months on Friday (6 July) for accepting $130,000 bribes from a defence contractor in exchange for confidential information provided by her. Gursharan Kaur Sharon Rachael, 57, pleaded guilty on 30 June last year to three charges of corruption and one charge of using the bribe money. Court documents show Kaur had accepted the bribes between 2006 and 2011 while she was employed to handle contracts at the US Navy’s Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Centre based in Singapore. Kaur was hired by the US Navy in 1991 and resigned in early 2015.
A man who punched and kicked a taxi driver while the latter was driving was jailed 12 weeks on Wednesday (4 July). Harun Hassan, 47, pleaded guilty in the State Courts to one charge of causing hurt to the driver. Another charge of committing mischief by kicking and damaging the side mirror of the taxi was taken into consideration.
An elderly man who slashed his son with a chopper multiple times in March this year was sentenced to three years and six months' jail on Tuesday (3 July).
A man who cheated SBS Transit of more than $200,000 through a company he set up to carry out the scam was jailed 11 months on Friday (22 June). Koh Dawei, 34, had earlier pleaded guilty to 20 cheating charges involving about $66,610. Court documents show that Koh set up a company called Azech Engineering sometime in 2013 while he was employed as an operations manager by Venda Engineering and Trading.
A man who poured freshly boiled water on his ex-wife’s face following a dispute was jailed six months on Wednesday (20 June).
A man who sexually assaulted and molested his young niece over five years was jailed 10 years and nine months on Tuesday (19 June). The 62-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the victim’s identity, pleaded guilty in the State Courts to two molest charges and a charge of attempted sexual assault by penetration. Four other molest charges and another charge of attempted sexual assault by penetration were taken into consideration.
He filmed four of his family members bathing using a pinhole camera in the shape of a clothes hanger. He also took upskirt videos of his colleagues and videos of them in the toilet using a mobile phone.
A teenage e-scooter rider admitted to crashing into a housewife, which left the victim in a coma, at the State Courts on Wednesday (13 June).
Foo Siang Thian, 59, pleaded guilty to one charge of armed robbery and one charge of stealing a motorcycle. Foo was also disqualified from holding any motor vehicle license for three years from the time of his release from prison. Another charge of motorcycle theft was taken into consideration for his sentencing. Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Shana Poon told the court that Foo had been facing debts sometime in early 1996 when he suggested to his friend Lee Ai Eng that they should rob Lee’s former boss, Ang Teck Nguang.
A 55-year-old man became the first person to be convicted under the Organised Crimes Act (OCA) for his role in an elaborate multi-million dollar gambling syndicate.
A 60-year-old repeat offender was sentenced to nine years’ jail for robbery on Thursday (7 June). Andrew Tan Siew Kong pleaded guilty in the State Courts to a charge of robbery and another charge of attempted robbery. Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Hui Jia Lun told the court that Tan had repeatedly offended in the 39 years since his first robbery in 1979.
A man who slashed his former girlfriend’s face following an argument was sentenced to four years and nine months' jail along with six strokes of the cane at the State Courts on Wednesday (6 June).
A man who molested his maid four times within nine days into her employment pleaded guilty to the offences on Tuesday (5 June).
A property agent who failed to report a suspicious deal involving a $23.8 million bungalow in Sentosa Cove that he handled was fined $10,000 on Tuesday (5 June).