Jailed for punching and kicking wife after drinking

SINGAPORE - A man who kicked and punched his wife when she refused to speak to him after he came home drunk was jailed for three weeks on Wednesday.

Sim Yi Ming, 23, returned from a company function at about 1am to find 25-year-old Agnes Cheng Li Ting and their two-year-old daughter asleep at their Toa Payoh flat.

But she was unhappy that he had been drinking and refused to talk to him, a district court heard, causing him to get angry and start shouting.

During a dispute, Sim punched and kicked his wife several times on her face and body. When he woke up later that morning, he was shocked to see the injuries he had inflicted.

He took her to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where she was found to have suffered a blowout fracture of the right eye.

Sim admitted causing hurt to his wife on March 9 last year and told the court in mitigation that he had just found a job - though did not say what it was.

The couple are still together.

District Judge Jasvender Kaur said she took into consideration Sim's early plea of guilt and that he had taken the wife to hospital for treatment.

Sim, who has a previous conviction for disorderly behaviour, could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000 for voluntarily causing hurt.

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