Woman jailed five days for hitting former employer with plastic bowl

Tan Bee Ling was jailed for five days after admitting to causing hurt to her former employer.
Tan Bee Ling was jailed for five days after admitting to causing hurt to her former employer. PHOTO: ST GRAPHICS

SINGAPORE - A woman was jailed for five days on Friday (May 26) for using a plastic bowl to hit her former employer, who suffered a cut on her forehead.

Tan Bee Ling, 44, admitted to causing hurt to Madam Chiew Hiong Hiong, 45, a Malaysian, at Shan Ding Restaurant at Syed Alwi Road at 1.23am on Dec 14 last year.

Tan was formerly working for Madam Chiew and her husband, Mr Goh Boon Leong, 42.

She previously had a dispute with Madam Chiew, and had ended her employment with the couple on bad terms some time at the end of November the same year.

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On Dec 14 at 1.23am, she and her friends were at Mr Goh's coffeeshop, Shan Ding Restaurant, after a drinking session.

At that time, Madam Chiew was cleaning the plates and bowls. Tan suddenly rushed towards her and hit her twice on the head with a plastic bowl that was on a tray nearby. Madam Chiew used her right arm to protect herself.

Tan started scolding the victim, who was bleeding profusely.

Tan admitted that she hit the victim with the plastic bowl as she thought the victim was staring at her and could not control her temper.

The victim suffered a 2cm-long cut over her right forehead and tenderness over the right forearm. She was given five days' medical leave.

Tan could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000 for causing hurt.