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Man jailed 10 weeks for taking upskirt photos, videos of teen student and co-tenant

SINGAPORE — A 25-year-old Malaysian was sentenced to 10 weeks’ jail on Wednesday (Oct 16) for taking upskirt videos and photographs of women, including his fellow tenant.

The court heard that Albert Ko Shian Yee, 25, will be deported to his native Malaysia once he has served his prison sentence.

The court heard that Albert Ko Shian Yee, 25, will be deported to his native Malaysia once he has served his prison sentence.

SINGAPORE — A 25-year-old Malaysian was sentenced to 10 weeks’ jail on Wednesday (Oct 16) for taking upskirt videos and photographs of women, including his fellow tenant.

Albert Ko Shian Yee, who was in Singapore on a work permit at the time of the offences, pleaded guilty to three counts of insulting a woman’s modesty. Five other such charges were taken into consideration for sentencing.

The court heard that Ko was nabbed on March 19 at about 11pm. His 17-year-old victim had felt a graze on her thigh while heading up on an escalator at Tampines MRT Station.

When the student turned around, she saw Ko standing behind her with his mobile phone in his hand, but he fled after she tried to grab him.

Another man caught Ko when she shouted for help, and the man also called the police.

Ko admitted that he had noticed the girl leaving the women’s toilet at the MRT station and had followed her with the intention of taking photos up her skirt.

He managed to take two photos, but accidentally touched her inner thigh while doing so.

The authorities later found the photos in the “deleted” folder on his phone.

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Earlier that month and also in February, Ko took two upskirt videos of his co-tenant, a 25-year-old Malaysian. The location of their flat was not released in court documents.

The tenant, a beauty consultant, was cooking in the kitchen while wearing a long shirt. Feeling the urge to film her, Ko placed his mobile phone under her shirt.

Court documents showed that he took three more upskirt photos of his co-tenant in an Ang Mo Kio flat on March 3.

He did not share the videos or photos online, and admitted that he took more due to the excitement of not being discovered earlier.

In mitigation, his lawyer told the court that Ko would already be punished by being deported from Singapore after serving his sentence. He had been working here for about 10 months before being arrested.

For insulting the modesty of a woman, he could have been jailed up to a year, or fined, or both.

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