48-year-old man is third person to be charged after porridge restaurant fracas

Ang Sim Poh is accused of throwing bowls, tables and chairs in the eatery at around 3.45am on May 27, 2017.
Ang Sim Poh is accused of throwing bowls, tables and chairs in the eatery at around 3.45am on May 27, 2017.ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

SINGAPORE - A 48-year-old man was charged in court on Friday (June 2) with committing a rash act after he was allegedly involved in the fracas that took place at Heng Long Teochew Porridge restaurant in Upper Serangoon Road last weekend.

The court heard that Ang Sim Poh is accused of throwing bowls, tables and chairs in the eatery at around 3.45am on Saturday (May 27).

He is the third person to be charged in the case so far.

He allegedly committed the offence with Pang Pei Pei, 40, and Tan Sung Meng, 46, who were each charged on Wednesday with one count of performing a similar rash act.

In a news release on Thursday night, police said Ang had been arrested earlier that day.

A fourth man, Mr Yeoh Keng Hock, 53, who was arrested earlier this week, is being investigated.

 
 

The incident allegedly erupted after the group became upset with the $28 bill they were given for their meal of porridge, pomfret and several side dishes.

According to a cleaner, the customers allegedly threw furniture and other items after arguing with a staff member.

An 80-second video of the incident was later uploaded online and shows at least three people picking up objects such as chairs before flinging them onto a food counter.

Ang, who is represented by lawyer Rajan Supramaniam from Hilborne Law, will be back in court on June 21.

He was offered bail of $5,000.

His two alleged accomplices are out on bail after they were each offered bail of the same amount.

Pang will be back in court on June 7 while Tan's case has been adjourned to June 21.

Those convicted of committing a rash act can be jailed for up to six months and fined up to $2,500.