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SMRT bus driver strike: Bus driver sentenced to six weeks' jail for strike

Published on Dec 3, 2012 11:57 AM
 
A fifth driver was charged on Monday and pleaded guilty to commencing a strike. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

A FIFTH driver who was charged this morning and pleaded guilty to commencing a strike was sentenced to six weeks in jail.

Bao Feng Shan, 38, a China national, who was not represented by a lawyer, was charged under Section 9 (1) of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act.

He could have faced a prison term of up to one year and/or a fine of up to $2,000.

Deputy Public Prosecutor, Peggy Pao-Keerthi Pei Yu, had asked the Court for a six-week prison sentence for Bao, noting that he was "far from a mere passive participant" and had been uncooperative.

Four other drivers were charged last Thursday for instigating the strikes.

In addition, 29 drivers who were active participants of the strike have been repatriated while 150 have been given stern warnings.

 

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