Fine for woman who threw things from flat


CONNIE Ng So Kuen could have killed someone when she threw a 1.36kg dumb-bell, bottles and other things from her seventh-floor flat. 

That happened in February last year, when she was in the grip of a nervous breakdown. 

She was sentenced to two months' jail for committing a rash act that endangered public safety. She appealed against the conviction and the sentence. 

The appeal succeeded in part. 

Chief Justice Yong Pung How did not overturn the guilty verdict, but he did reduce her sentence to a S$250 (RM540) fine. 

Unusual, lawyers told The Straits Times, since jail time always goes with a conviction in such cases.  

It all began on Feb 26 last year at around 6.30pm when she threw several hangers and five bottles of protein powder from her apartment. 

Her neighbours complained to the management. 

Bayshore property manager Eugene Tan Thiam Hee went to her apartment to warn her to stop, but she carried on and he then called the police. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network  

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