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2 MEN CHARGED FOR FLOUTING STAY HOME ORDER & FALSIFYING TRAVEL DECLARATIONS

Two Singaporean men, 32 year old Daryl Paul Lee Yi Sheng and 65 year old Geramir Singh Dhoa Singh were charged in court today (19 Nov) for flouting restrictions put in place by the Government to control the risk of transmission in this pandemic.

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Lee has been charged for breaching his stay home order while Singh was slapped with charges of falsifying travel history declarations in a bid to escape serving his stay home order at a dedicated stay home facility.

Lee’s case

Lee has been given 10 charges, and they are for allegedly breaching his stay home order on four occasions.

In those occasions, he went to coffee shops, the car park at his condominium as well as for a Muay Thai lesson.

He was not wearing a mask on those occasions and was not alone as he had met his friend for a meal, another at his carpark and several others at the Muay Thai session.

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He arrived Singapore on 29 June and was given a seven days stay home notice (SHN) with the address at his home.

An electronic gateway and wristband to monitor his location was given to him as part of the SHN requirements.

He was caught when Immigration Checkpoint Authorities (ICA) officers went to do a routine check at his place of residence and he was on the way home.

He lied that he only went to the gymnasium inside his condominium.

He also damaged the wristband which he was wearing after obtaining approval for serving his SHN at a hotel before he left home for the hotel.

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He lied again when questioned by an ICA officer that he accidentally damaged it on a taxi while on the way to his SHN hotel.

Potential penalties for Lee

For his non-compliance with the SHN measures, Lee could be jailed up to six months, fined up to $10,000 or both.

A bail of $5,000 was offered to Lee and he will return to court on Dec 10.

Singh’s case

On Aug 27, Singh had allegedly declared to ICA that he will be serving his SHN at this residence alone or with household members who share the same travel history and SHN period as him.

A physical declaration form was given to him which he acknowledge the declaration and signed.

ICA then made a trip down to the place where he was supposed to serve his SHN on Aug 28 and found that there were others in the home who did not share the same travel history as him.

He was subsequently offered a bail of $5,000 and will return to court for his trial on Dec 29.

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