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S’PORE MAN GOT LOST ON THE WAY TO WORK, ATTACKS TAXI DRIVER, PASSERS-BY & POLICE OFFICERS

In a shocking incident on June 26, 2023, a 58-year-old man, Mohd Anwar Abdul Ghani, made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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He got increasingly frustrated as he couldn’t find his way to his new workplace and attacked a number of innocent people, including police officers.

Anwar faced a total of 21 charges, ranging from assaulting public servants to violating the Protection from Harassment Act (POHA).

During legal proceedings, Anwar admitted to 13 charges, with the remaining charges taken into consideration during sentencing.

On November 15, 2023, Anwar received a sentence of 60 weeks and five days, with an extra six days for offenses committed while on a remission order.

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Background

Mohd Anwar Abdul Ghani, a 58-year-old man, found himself at the center of a disturbing incident on June 26, 2023.

On the fateful day, Anwar’s attempt to locate his new workplace took a dark turn. He couldn’t find his way to his new workplace and jumped in front of a taxi at about 6.47am, blocking traffic on the road and forcing the taxi driver to jam brake.

He then forced his way inside the taxi despite there already being other passengers inside, and demanded that the driver bring him to Lorong J Telok Kurau.

The driver refused to do so and took out his phone to call the police but Anwar then slapped the phone out of his hand, and the driver then drove to the police station instead because he feared for his passenger’s safety.

As they approached the police station, Anwar then got off the taxi and headed towards Chai Chee Road, where he asked a 31-year-old female passer-by for directions at a bus stop, but she didn’t know.

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Anwar then got angry and grabbed her bag, dragging her to an intersection as she shouted for help, before Anwar punched her in the eye as they both fell onto the ground.

The woman then fled and boarded a bus to escape from him.

Later, Anwar ended up at Lorong L Telok Kurau and attacked another 17-year-old girl, who then called the police for help.

When police officers arrived at the scene following multiple calls from the public for help, one of the 35-year-old officers tried to arrest him and bring him into the police car, but he shouted, kicked and spat at the officer, as well as spitting at another officer, before ultimately being arrested.

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