Man who took upskirt video at MRT station gets three weeks' jail

SINGAPORE - A man who took an upskirt video of a woman on an escalator at an MRT station was jailed for three weeks on Thursday.

Kelvin Tan Choon Siang, 35, a driver, pleaded guilty to insulting the modesty of the 30-year-old woman at Mountbatten MRT station on March 12 last year.

The court heard that the woman was on the ascending escalator at the MRT station when she felt something brushed against her legs.

She turned around and saw Tan walking past her and holding onto a mobile phone.

Feeling something was amiss, she confronted Tan, who admitted to taking an upskirt video of her for his own personal viewing.

At her request, he deleted the video from his phone. The woman called the police.

Another charge of peeping under the skirt of a woman was taken into consideration during his sentencing.

Tan has previous convictions for unlicensed moneylending offences in 2003 and 2011.

He could have been jailed for up to one year and/or fined for insulting modesty.