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Last Downtown East attacker jailed and caned

Published on Sep 24, 2012 1:29 PM
(Left to right) Chong Rui Hong, Chew Wei Beng Jason and Ng Wei Lun in a police van on Nov 19, 2010. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

The last of the dozen youths involved in a fatal gang clash in Downtown East two years ago was sentenced on Monday. Ng Wei Lun, 20, who had pleaded guilty last month to being a member of an unlawful assembly out to cause grievous hurt to Darren Ng Wei Jie, 19, was jailed three years and three months and ordered to be caned three times.

The heaviest sentence among the 12 accomplices - 12 years and 12 strokes - was handed down early this month to 20-year-old ringleader Stilwell Ong Keat Pin. He had sparked the fight and slashed polytechnic student Darren Ng with a chopper.

The fight arose out of bad blood between Ong and Dickson Ng Teck Seng, 21, who was in the same gang as Darren Ng. Ong turned up for a showdown at Downtown East, supposedly with Dickson Ng.

But he did not show up. Instead, Darren Ng and five others turned up.

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