Man charged in Golden Mile assault case

Wee Boon How being taken to court yesterday. The 22-year-old was charged with causing grievous hurt. He is accused of punching and stomping on another man’s face, causing multiple fractures.
Wee Boon How being taken to court yesterday. The 22-year-old was charged with causing grievous hurt. He is accused of punching and stomping on another man’s face, causing multiple fractures. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

A 22-year-old man who allegedly attacked another man at Golden Mile Complex last week was charged yesterday with causing grievous hurt.

Wee Boon How is accused of punching and stomping on Mr Bong Hong Yun's face multiple times, causing multiple fractures on the 25-year-old's face.

The incident took place just before 3am on Oct 11, and was caught on video. The recording subsequently went viral online.

Wee, clad in a long-sleeved, white T-shirt and blue jeans, said that he would plead guilty and is engaging counsel.

The prosecution said it was not ready with the case.

Lawyer Edmund Wong later turned up in court to act for Wee, who was offered bail of $20,000.

No one posted bail for him.

District Judge Christopher Goh fixed the case for mention on Nov 13.

If convicted, Wee can be jailed for up to 10 years and fined, or caned.

Elena Chong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2017, with the headline 'Man charged in Golden Mile assault case'. Print Edition | Subscribe