Woman jailed for 4 weeks for assaulting elderly father despite court order

SINGAPORE - A woman, who has a history of committing violence against her aged father, flew into a rage when she found out that he had applied for an Expedited Order (EO) to restrain her from hurting him.

Wee Ann Nah, alias Huang Anna, punched Mr Wee Seng Teck, 80, on the left side of his face near his eyes. He later complained that his vision had become worse after this assault.

Wee, 44, was jailed for four weeks on Friday (Jan 26) after pleading guilty to causing hurt to her father in their Ang Mo Kio flat on July 7 last year.

One count of violating the order was considered during sentencing.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Chong Yong said that District Judge Daniel Koh issued the EO on July 6 last year. An EO is an urgent Personal Protection Order made without going through a trial.

The next day at around noon, Mr Wee was fixing a pipe in the kitchen toilet when a process server from the Family Justice Courts went to the flat and served the order to his daughter.

DPP Chong said: "After receiving and reading the Expedited Order, the accused confronted the victim and asked why he had applied for an Expedited Order against her. A dispute broke out between the two parties.

"The accused grabbed the victim's shirt and started punching him on the left side of his face, near the victim's eyes. The accused also scratched the victim's arm during the assault."

She stopped only when a neighbour intervened. Mr Wee called the police and sought medical treatment at Yishun Polyclinic. A medical report stated that superficial abrasions were found on his right arm.

The court heard that this incident was not the first time Wee had committed assault. In 2013, she was sentenced to five months' jail for using a weapon to hurt another person who was not her father.

For her assault case, she could have been jailed for up to two years and fined up to $5,000.