Gang member lied to police that his friend did not use weapon to slash man

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A gang member noticed his friend slash one other man with a knife. But when he was hauled up to the police station, he lied to the officers that his friend had not used a weapon.

On Friday (Jan 7), Edmund Kam Wei Liang, 23, was sentenced to 17 months and 5 weeks’ jail and fined $4,000. He pleaded responsible to 4 expenses for offences that embrace rioting and mendacity to the authorities.

Another 5 expenses, which embrace flouting Covid-19 guidelines, had been considered throughout sentencing.

The courtroom heard that Kam was a part of an illegal secret society from 2014 to 2020 that operated in Singapore.

On May 10, 2020, he was with Teo Shou Ren, 29, at a backyard in Jurong West, when the latter pulled out a knife to slash one other man.

Court paperwork do not disclose additional particulars of the sufferer, Teo Jia Wei, 27, nor of Teo Shou Ren.

Said Deputy Public Prosecutor Samuel Chew: “While (Kam) did not personally join in the assault against Jia Wei, (he) saw Shou Ren using a knife to slash Jia Wei.”

When he was arrested the subsequent day, Kam did not inform the police the reality, added DPP Chew.

Kam later admitted that he noticed Teo Shou Ren carry a weapon behind his again when he dedicated the assault. Teo was then charged with voluntarily inflicting damage with a harmful weapon.

In a separate offence on Nov 18, 2018, Kam was a part of a brawl at Thai disco Club V5 in Ming Arcade, the place he and others from the gang had been consuming.

One of them, Tan Hong Sheng, 27, grew to become indignant after a patron ran into him, and he issued a battle problem.

When the patron’s friend, Mr Chionh Teck Soon, 26, stepped in to intervene, Kam and different gang members kicked and punched him within the face and physique.

Tan and one other member, Dino Teo Wei Chiang, 26, every picked up a glass bottle to hit Mr Chionh’s head.

The incident lasted three minutes and the attackers fled after realising the police had been notified.

Mr Chionh was taken to hospital and suffered accidents to his head and a minimize on his arm, stated DPP Chew, who sought 20 months’ jail and a nice of $4,000 to $6,000 for Kam.

Some of the gang members have have already got handled in courtroom, together with Tan, who was given a 32-month jail time period and 4 strokes of the cane.

Urging the choose to sentence Kam to 17 to 18 months’ jail, the defence stated in mitigation that Kam has a secure job as a automobile vendor and stayed out of bother.

District Judge Kok Shu-En prolonged Kam’s bail by every week to settle his private issues and known as Kam’s bailor – his sister – ahead to guarantee that she was prepared to settle for the results if he broke bail circumstances.

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