SINGAPORE: The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal on Friday (August 24) by a few brothers who attacked their mother's ex-boyfriend in 2016.
In March this year Ng Shiuh Shao, 24, was sentenced to two years in prison, while his younger brother Ng Shiuh Leong, 23, received nine months for the attack on Mr. Tey Meng Seng, the 42-year-old Malaysian ex-boyfriend from their mother.
Their mother, Mrs. Cindy Lim Wan Chan, 45, met Mr. Tey on Facebook and the couple dated before they split up somewhere in December 2015. About a month later, Mr. Tey began to meet with another woman, Mrs. Leong Choi Kuen, whom he also learned on Facebook.
On 28 March 2016, the elderly Ng received a phone call from his mother, who said she would meet Mr Tey. His mother, along with Mrs. Leong, wanted to check Mr. Tey's phones because they suspected he had contacted other women.
The two brothers, together with one of their friends known as Ashrin, took a taxi to meet their mother.
That night they all arrived at the rental unit of Mr. Tey. Mrs Leong was also present, as she and Mrs Lim wanted to confront Mr Tey about his relations with them, and also about financial issues.
Meanwhile, the two brothers and Ashrin planned to attack Mr. Tey when he returned home.
When he entered the compound, the three men rushed to him and beat him with their fists while they insulted Hokkien vulgarities. The older Ng and Ashrin took turns staring at him with a stool.
The older brother also pointed a knife at the victim and asked him to hand in his two cell phones.
The three men and the two women left the scene after they had given him his phones and personal documents. Mr. Tey filed a police report the next day.
He suffered multiple injuries, including bruises on his face and head, as well as a wrist fracture. He was dropped off at the hospital and received more than S $ 1,400 in medical expenses.
Ashrin remains in general.
TWO BROTHERS AROUND THEIR SENSES & # 39; MANIFESTLY EXCESSIVE & # 39;
The two brothers were not represented in the courtroom. They had fired their defense lawyers in April this year and adopted a new one, which later had fired themselves.
The senior Ng stated that the verdict was "overly exaggerated" and said that the District Court "wrongly acted by not considering or sufficiently acknowledging that there was an element of provocation by the victim".
He also claimed that the judge had failed to place "insufficient attenuating weight" at his age, a plea for guilt and compensation, and to find that he was not really sorry for his actions.
The youngest Ng objected on similar grounds.
Substitute parquet Yang Ziliang did not agree that the imposed penalties were obviously exaggerated.
He said that the older Ng claimed that he & # 39; wanted to stand up for the honor of their mother & # 39; in essence, it was civil law, "which clearly has no place in our society and must be discouraged."
Justice Aedit Abdullah rejected the appeal and came to the conclusion that the punishment tried by the court was correct.
However, he allowed the older Ng to postpone his sentence for eight weeks to spend time with his child, and also gave his younger brother a reprieve.