Couple charged with encroaching on state land for building gate, walls and fence around their house

Tan Teck Siong (left) and Cheah Mee Poh were charged with encroaching on state land when they enclosed their property with a gate, walls and a fence.
Tan Teck Siong (left) and Cheah Mee Poh were charged with encroaching on state land when they enclosed their property with a gate, walls and a fence.ST PHOTOS: WONG KWAI CHOW

SINGAPORE - The owners of a house in Jalan Kayu estate who built a metal gate, two boundary walls and a fence around the landed property have been charged with encroaching on state land.

In a statement on Tuesday (Aug 11), the Singapore Land Authority said that it had instructed the owners Tan Teck Siong and his wife, Cheah Mee Poh, in 2013 to remove the structures as water agency PUB was carrying out drainage improvement works in the estate.

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