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Woodlands spitting incident: Man sent for psychiatric evaluation

SINGAPORE — The man who was filmed spitting repeatedly at a woman at a bus interchange earlier this week, in a video that went viral online, was today (Oct 25) charged in court and remanded for psychiatric evaluation.

Woodlands spitting incident: Man sent for psychiatric evaluation

A screen capture from a video of an incident at Woodlands Interchange on Oct 22, 2013.

SINGAPORE — The man who was filmed spitting repeatedly at a woman at a bus interchange earlier this week, in a video that went viral online, was today (Oct 25) charged in court and remanded for psychiatric evaluation.

Juraimi Kamaludin, 47, faces four charges. He is accused of being a public nuisance with his aggressive behaviour at Woodlands Bus Interchange in an argument over alleged queue-cutting at about 9.30pm on Oct 22. He is also accused of spitting in the face of two women — 41-year-old Teoh Lay Peng and 34-year-old Lee Kuan Eng — during the episode.

A fourth charge stems from Juraimi’s behaving in a disorderly manner in public in September, at about 8am at a void deck at Bukit Batok Street 21.

If convicted of the disorderly behaviour offence, Juraimi could be jailed up to a month and fined S$1,000. For using criminal force by spitting, he’s looking at a maximum of three months’ jail and S$1,500 in fine for each count. The maximum penalty for being a public nuisance by behaving aggressively is a fine of up to S$1,000.

The district judge has ordered him to be remanded at the Institute of Mental Health for psychiatric evaluation. His case will be mentioned again on Nov 8. CHANNEL NEWSASIA

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