SINGAPORE: A twin sister whose spit with two men in a flat in Simei in 2015 went viral, Tuesday was sentenced to fines (August 28).
Tang Lei, 50, who faced more than her sister for one charge, was sentenced to a fine of S $ 2,500, while Tang Bei was fined S $ 2,100.
They were found guilty of various accusations of voluntarily causing pain and criminal power last month, after 20 days of trial.
The twins had attacked a condominium manager and a guard at Simei Green in a dispute over a condominium access card.
Both spit in the face of condo manager Colvin Quek Choon Kiat, while Tang Lei splashed the contents of a canned drink on him. The pair also struck guard Bligh Charles Kenneth.
The attack on April 28, 2015 was not the first meeting of Mr. Quek with Tang Bei.
In February 2015 he spoke with Tang Bei because she was accused of lashing others from the side gate of the flat. She told him that it was not his business and slipped away.
She returned a day or two later and spoke to Mr. Quek, but became aggressive when asked to provide some personal documents. She hit him a few times and threatened to prosecute him for molestation, and Mr. Quek filed a police report about this incident.
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Molestation was one of Tang Si's allegations during the trial – she claimed that Quek had touched her chest and re-performed the scene.
She also claimed that he had insulted her dignity as a lady and had humiliated her country.
Tang Lei, on the other hand, had claimed, among other things, that she had not thrown the can on Quek, but instead "knocked a hand against the can and let it fly in its direction".
She also said that "there was no saliva" when she spit and that it was her habit to make the spit sound and to ensure that no saliva came out.
The Prosecution said that evidence against the twins was overwhelming, with the attack on two hand-held telephones.
They added that the victims provided evidence in a "frank and frank way", while the sisters "during the trial" were nothing but warlike and untruthful, with "incredible, illogical and inconsistent reports and explanations for their terrible behavior".
For the voluntary cause of pain, the sisters could have been sentenced to a maximum of two years in prison, fined to S $ 5,000, or both.
To use criminal violence, they could have been sentenced to three months in prison, fined S $ 1,500, or both.