Teens bash girl over remark

Teens bash girl over remark

All she did was tell her friends what she overheard from the conversation of a group of teens on a bus.

But Ms Tan Bin Bin, 20, used a derogatory Hokkien term to describe their arrogance and was overheard by the teens, who later decided to attack her and her friends.

Yesterday, Yeoh Wei Jie and Chai Ming Jing, both 17, were sentenced for rioting.

Yeoh was sentenced to 24 months of probation and 150 hours.

Chai got 18 months of probation and 80 hours of community service.

A district court heard that on June 1 this year, that the two accused had decided to attack Ms Tan and her friends because they would "lose face" if they did not.

They gathered four more friends and Yeoh armed himself with a wooden pole. At 7.54pm, six of them confronted Ms Tan and two of her male friends.

They slapped and kicked Ms Tan, hit one of her friends with a wooden pole, and punched and kicked her other friend.

Chai acted as the lookout during the assault and alerted his friends when he saw the police and they fled.

Ms Tan suffered swelling, mild abrasion and bruises on the right side of her face. Her two other friends also suffered minor injuries.

The other four co-accused have not been dealt with yet.


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