Donovan Tan Tung Wei, a 19 year old Singaporean Permanent Resident from Malaysia was sentenced to a probation period of one and a half years today (4 Mar) for voluntarily causing hurt and criminal intimidation.
Another charge, for spitting on the face of his mother, was considered during the sentencing.
The incident happened on 25 July 2021 when Tan’s mother saw cigarette butts and ashes strewn all over the floor in the living room and kitchen of their home.
Upon seeing the mess created by Tan, she went to her room and cried her eyes out.
Tan was seen by her walking into the kitchen and she approached him to speak to him about the matter.
However, Tan responded angrily and scolded his mother:
“Screw you!” and also “F YOU!” before he walked away.
Tan’s mother then started to clean up the mess left behind by Tan while he went into the living room to chill on the sofa with a cigarette and beer.
She approached him shortly after in an attempt to make peace with him but Tan’s anger still got the better of him and he gave his mother a few punches on her right arm.
His sister came out of the room upon hearing the commotion which they caused and witnessed Tan flinging a cigarette to his mother and jabbing her on her shoulders.
When his mother ran away from him to the kitchen, Tan followed and corner her, spitting on her face and threatening to kill her with a knife pointed very closely to her face.
He also scolded her “piece of *dung*” and then continued to spit on her face a few times.
She managed to escape from his clutches but Tan continued to follow her around the house even when she ran out of the flat.
Tan grew upset when he saw his mother put on her slippers and he proceeded to lock the gate and threw the keys out of a window to the ground floor of the block.
Sought help from previous Police Officer
Tan’s mother then called a previous Police Officer from the Nanyang Neighbourhood Police Centre who was previously assigned to handle disputes coming from her family.
The ex Police officer then made a report and Tan was arrested.
It was revealed that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the arrest.
For his offence of causing hurt, he could have been jailed up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000.
For his offence of criminal intimidation with threatening the life of somebody, he could have been jailed up to seven years.
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