Thursday, April 12, 2012

Maybe they thought they were schoolteachers

A Singaporean man was sentenced to six years imprisonment while his wife was released on a good behaviour bond by a Sessions court for hitting their friend with a cane.

Singaporean Wong Khee Fatt, 54, and his wife Sian Lai Fong, 52, both hawkers were charged with hitting Tan Ping Fung, 47, with a cane in Taman Sentosa here at around 5.30am on December 29, last year.

Both of them were charged under Section 326 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to 20 years and also liable for whipping and fine upon conviction.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Jasmee Hameeza Jaafar prosecuted the case before Sessions judge Hassan Abdul Ghani, while both Wong and Sian were represented by lawyer Yahya Chua - The Star