S'porean cyber stalker admits to harassing US singer for six years
American singer Leandra Ramm's life was turned upside down after she was featured in 2005 on Anderson Cooper's 360 programme on CNN. It was seen by Colin Mak Yew Loong, a 38-year-old Singaporean, and he harassed her for the next six years.
They had never met but he contacted her, promising to further her music career. Initially, she was grateful but when she stopped responding to him, he started sending her threatening e-mail messages and telephone calls. It continued right up to 2011 when US authorities sought the help of the Singapore police.
On Wednesday, he pleaded guilty and was convicted for criminal intimidation, harassment, criminal trespass and theft. He admitted to sending 31 threatening e-mail messages to Ms Ramm, 29.
A district court also heard that Mak went on to harass two other foreign musicians.