Two men in MRT brawl charged

A photo of Teeng Kok Yong, accused of kicking Ng Cheng Kiat twice in the leg while they were on the MRT train on Jan 11.

SINGAPORE - The two men whose MRT brawl was caught on video were charged on Wednesday.

Contractor Teeng Kok Yong, 40, is accused of kicking 50-year-old Ng Cheng Kiat twice in the leg while they were on a train travelling between Khatib and Yio Chu Kang stations at about 11.40pm on Jan 11. Odd-job worker Ng allegedly grabbed Teeng's body and punched him in the face.

The video of the fight has received more than 2,000 views on YouTube.

It had also been shared about 2,500 times on Facebook by Tuesday night.

In the video, the two men can be seen throwing kicks and punches at each other and exchanging expletives in Hokkien.

They can also be seen wrestling each other to the ground before a commuter eventually steps in to separate them.

The two men were arrested on Monday in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9. If convicted, they could each be jailed for up to one year and/or fined up to $5,000.

Teeng's lawyer Low Hui Hui asked for a four-week adjournment as he had just been briefed. The case will be mentioned again on Feb 19.

Ng, who was not represented, told District Judge Ronald Gwee that he wished to engage a lawyer.

He will be back in court on Jan 29.


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