Man on trial for spitting at two women at bus interchange; claims one called him 'stupid'

Man on trial for spitting at two women at bus interchange; claims one called him 'stupid'
Juraimi Kamaludin accused of spitting at two women at Woodlands Regional Interchange is claiming trial to five of the six charges he is facing.

A man who allegedly spat at two women at a Woodlands bus interchange claimed that one of the women had insulted his mother and called him "Stupid Malay''.

 


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Additional report from Shin Min Daily News:
 
The man accused of spitting at two women at Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange is pleading not guilty, and has claimed trial to five of the six charges he is facing.
 
Juraimi Kamaludin, 48, claimed trial to scolding and shouting at commuters in an aggressive manner. He is also accused of spitting and pushing Ms Teoh Lay Peng, 41, out of the bus and spitting at Ms Lee Kuan Eng, 34, many times.
 
According to the Deputy Public Prosecutor's opening statement, Ms Teoh got into an argument with Juraimi after he cut the queue while waiting for the bus at the interchange. Juraimi took a step towards Ms Teoh and spit at her, and subsequently pushed her off the bus. He also argued with other passengers on the bus, and the spat caused the bus to be delayed from moving off.
 
Juraimi eventually got off the bus, but became involved in an argument with Ms Lee. He ended up spitting at her 6 times within 15 minutes.
 
Ms Teoh testified that she told the bus driver that Juraimi had cut the queue. The bus driver asked her to make a police report, and she was very certain Juraimi had spit at her and pushed her off the bus.
 
Responding to Juraimi's question on whether she saw him push her, Ms Teoh said that she did.
 
Juraimi, who did not have a lawyer, denied that he pushed Ms Teoh.
 
Video clips of the incident were shown in court.

 

 

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