Man accused of bullying senior at hawker centre also threatened neighbour: Report

Man accused of bullying senior at hawker centre also threatened neighbour: Report
PHOTO: Lianhe Wanbao

[CLARIFICATION: In our initial report, we stated that the man was the chairman of a residents' committee. This is inaccurate. We wish to clarify that he is the chairman of the private estate's managing body committee.]

SINGAPORE - The man in the centre of a bullying saga has once again been accused of unreasonable behaviour, this time, by his neighbour.

The 46-year-old tuition centre director and his 39-year-old wife were captured on camera swearing at and shoving an elderly man over a seat at a hawker centre. They were subsequently arrested by police over the incident after several reports were made.

According to a Lianhe Wanbao report, a man who claims to be the neighbour of the couple staying at a Balestier apartment block alleged that he had got into an altercation with the 46-year-old more than a year ago. 

The neighbour, who declined to be named, said he was returning home with two large bags after grocery shopping.

When he exited the lift on the sixth floor, he said the man "appeared not to see me and deliberately knocked into me" while rushing to get into the lift.

The resident demonstrates how his neighbour knocked into him.Photo: Lianhe Wanbao

Furious, the neighbour wanted to confront the man, but the bully caught hold of his wrist and while putting his face close to his, taunted: "Hit me, I'm standing here for you to hit".

The resident demonstrates how the man caught hold of his wrist.Photo: Lianhe Wanbao

The neighbour said he made a police report, but realised that the man had also done the same, alleging that the neighbour had hit him.

The resident added that the tuition centre director, who also owns two other businesses - a higher learning institute and renovation company, has also been caught on CCTV using his leg to force open the main gate to the private estate.

CCTV footage showing the man forcing open the gate.
Photo: Lianhe Wanbao

The neighbour alleged that the man had come home late one night to find that the security guard had stepped away. Realising that he could not get in to the compound, he got out of the car in frustration and used his right leg to pry the gate open.

The man, who drives a Porsche and is chairman of the private estate's managing body committee, is also known to revv his engine loudly in the wee hours of the night, disturbing neighbours, the resident alleged.

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