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A CLUB singer who assaulted a taxi driver for refusing to take his drunken friend home has been jailed for eight weeks.
Feng Jia Cheng, 23, a Chinese national holding a work pass, had admitted to grievously hurting Tay Chwee Kok, 55, by punching him and pushing him to the ground.
The victim suffered a broken left wrist and a bruise on his head.
Tay had been waiting in his cab at the driveway of the Holiday Inn Atrium on Outram Road on Oct 6, 2012.
At 4.45am, Feng placed his intoxicated friend into the taxi and asked the driver to take him home.
But Tay was worried that Feng’s friend might make a mess in his vehicle and asked Feng to take him out, which sparked a row.
Feng punched the cabbie several times before they were separated by hotel staff and others.
However, Feng charged at the victim again, pushing him over onto the driveway.
Feng’s lawyer Sunil Sudheesan said that his client was remorseful and accepted responsibility for his actions, adding that the jail sentence would result in Feng being deported as he was not Singaporean.
“He has to leave his job, the life that he has built here. That is additional punishment for him,” he said.
Feng has paid S$6,000 (RM15,550) to the victim for his medical bills and income loss due to his injuries.
District Judge Mathew Joseph said this was an unprovoked attack and public transport workers needed the protection of the law. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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