Singapore-Two foreign workers were evacuated from the rain last July when a man beat them with an insult that hated foreigners.
One of the workers recorded a video of Lee Po Kian’s Tyrade. In it, the Singaporeans, among other things, said, “You are wrong to enter my country … this government is also illegal. We will take you out.”
Deputy Prosecutor Sean Te has the right to use such words against Ratnasingham Jashisan and Krishnan Cartikeyan because of the “criminal situation” and “overcrowding of Singapore by foreigners.” Said he felt. ..
Court documents do not disclose their nationality.
District judge Chay Yuen Fatt on Tuesday (June 14) was guilty of harassment and crime under the Covid-19 Act because he did not wear a mask on his nose and mouth when Lee approached. Convicted Lee. male.
The court heard that Ratnasingam and Krishnan are measuring the construction of the linkway at Lorong 5 Toa Payoh on July 12, when it began to rain.
When Lee scolded them, they were looking for a shelter in a nearby corridor. Later, Ratnasingham recorded a video of the incident.
The court heard that the workers had never had a dialogue with Lee before the case.
DPP Teh said Lee’s riots upset, stressed and insulted Mr. Krishnan.
The prosecutor added that Mr. Ratnasingham felt “very sad and stressed” and “very depressed.”
DPP Teh said Lee, who was not represented by a lawyer, had no valid defense against his accusation.
The prosecutor told Judge Chai, “In his defense, he said, but most of them are unable to retain the logical Iota.”
In particular, Lee felt that expressing himself to them was his “constitutional right” because Mr. Ratnasingham and Mr. Krishnan were “in his residential area.”
“The defendant did not make any valid discussions about the Constitution in support of his proceedings, and it is clear that there is no such” constitutional right. “
“He also said that if a foreigner like (of a pair) comes to Singapore despite being overcrowded, it is” very illegal. ” Similarly, the accused is completely unprompted, but implicitly even called xenophobia. “”
Lee’s mitigation and ruling will take place on June 21st.
For each harassment, the offender will be imprisoned for up to 6 months and fined up to $ 5,000.
Violations under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act will result in imprisonment of up to 6 months and a fine of up to $ 10,000 for the first offender.
Repeated offenders may be sentenced to imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of up to $ 20,000.