Greeting gone sour: Man jailed 10 weeks for role in assault

Greeting gone sour: Man jailed 10 weeks for role in assault

Yahoo Singapore·2018-01-09 12:10

Muhammad Shahdam Junabi was walking along Bayfront Avenue when he spotted what he thought was a group of Malay people. When they failed to reciprocate his greeting, he made a comment that angered three men in the group, who then assaulted him.

Tan Chun Ming, 24, who was one of the three co-accused who set upon Shahdam, pleaded guilty in the State Courts on Monday (8 January) to one charge of voluntarily causing hurt to Shahdam by punching and kicking the victim’s face and body.

The court heard that Shahdam, 25, was heading towards the floating platform at Marina Bay at about 2am on 16 February last year to meet some friends. As he was about to cross the road towards the floating platform, Shahdam saw a group of people walking past him. 

Tan, Mohamed Nazrin Mohamed Bari and Muhammad Nurshahid Ahmad were part of the group. Shahdam said to the group “Peace be upon you” in Arabic but they did not respond to his greeting. He then commented, “This one confirmed not Islam, just don’t mess with the wrong person and take care you guys, goodbye,” in Malay.

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