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Man in spitting case jailed 5 weeks, fined $800; cried when judge urged him to be good

Published on Mar 21, 2014 3:55 PM
 

A man convicted of spitting at two women at Woodlands bus interchange last October was jailed for five weeks and fined $800 on Friday.

Juraimi Kamaludin, 48, a cleaner, had been found guilty after a three-day trial of being a public nuisance; spitting at Ms Teoh Lay Peng, 41, and forcefully pushing her out of the bus; spitting at secretary Lee Kuan Eng, 34, a total of six times within 10 minutes.

In passing sentence, District Judge Lim Keng Yeow said the incident last Oct 22 had come about after Juraimi felt he had been unjustly accused, and he gave that considerable weight. "Even though that is so, your response was clearly excessive. Your actions were shocking. Your conduct was wholly unjustifiable," he said.

Juraimi could have been jailed for up three months and/or fined up to $1,500 for each of the spitting charge.

Juraimi Kamaludin, who was convicted of spitting at two women at Woodlands bus interchange last October, was jailed for five weeks and fined $800 on March 21, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW
 
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