Lorry driver jailed 10 months for stabbing man

Lim Boon Heng was jailed for 10 months on Tuesday (March 22) after he admitted to stabbing Mr Ang Soon Ann at Bedok South Road.
Lim Boon Heng was jailed for 10 months on Tuesday (March 22) after he admitted to stabbing Mr Ang Soon Ann at Bedok South Road.PHOTO: ST GRAPHICS

SINGAPORE - A lorry driver brought along a knife to confront a man who was bigger and stronger than him over a misunderstanding involving the latter's girlfriend, a court heard.

Lim Boon Heng, 63, was jailed for 10 months on Tuesday (March 22) after he admitted to stabbing Mr Ang Soon Ann, 57, in his abdomen and chest area at the void deck of Block 15 Bedok South Road, on June 15 in 2015.

A district court heard that Lim had gone to Bedok South Road that evening to confront Mr Ang about a misunderstanding involving the victim's girlfriend.

He knew that the victim was of a bigger and stronger build than him, and thus, decided to carry a fruit knife with a 10.5cm-long blade in his pocket.

Both men got into a heated argument, followed by a brief scuffle. Lim then took out the fruit knife and stabbed Mr Ang in the abdomen and chest area.

Mr Ang was treated at Changi General Hospital. He suffered two 2cm to 3cm stab wounds over the upper central region of his abdomen and left upper chest area.

He also underwent surgery and was warded for four days and given a week's hospitalisation leave.

Lim could have been jailed for up to seven years and fined for causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.

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