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Spitting case: Accused says he was provoked

He tells court he 'spat and spat' at one woman, but 'I am not a bully'

Published on Mar 19, 2014 8:40 AM

The man accused of spitting at two women at Woodlands bus interchange last October said he did so because he had been called "stupid" and an "idiot", and his mother had been insulted.

Juraimi Kamaludin, who does not have a lawyer, said in his defence yesterday that one of the women had also accused him of cutting the queue.

The 48-year-old cleaner said he was no bully and accused the women of provoking him instead.

Juraimi is being tried for being a public nuisance - spitting at customer service officer Teoh Lay Peng, 41, and forcefully pushing her out of the front door of the bus; as well as spitting at secretary Lee Kuan Eng, 34, six times within a space of 10 minutes.

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