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Published: Wednesday January 1, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday January 1, 2014 MYT 7:30:15 AM

Man with samurai sword faces additional charges

A swordsmanship instructor and tattoo artist accused of having a samurai sword without lawful purpose may face additional charges, a court heard.

Chua Teck Choon also known as Peter, 39, was back in court yesterday after his remand at the Institute of Mental Health for psychiatric evaluation.

He has been charged with having the offensive weapon at City Hall MRT station at 12.46pm on Dec 16.

Chua, who has long curly dyed hair, caused a stir when he boarded an MRT train wielding a samurai sword that day.

He was then dressed partly like a Japanese martial art exponent.

He was arrested eventually near Jalan Pisang off North Bridge Road.

He was apparently heading to his school near Lavender MRT station.

The prosecution said he might be facing additional charges of using criminal force and abusive language.

Chua, who was unrepresented, told District Judge Kessler Soh that he had a licence pertaining to the offensive weapon. He said it was with his mother, who was in court.

The judge told him to pass whatever he had to the investigation officer after he has been bailed out.

Bail of S$10,000 (RM25,917) was offered. His passport has been impounded.

The case will be mentioned again on Jan 14. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network

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