Thursday, 29 August 2013

"Modesty" and "Outrage of Modesty"

Update 5 Oct 2016: Jail for man who insulted flatmate's modesty

3 days after he moved into a flat, a driver lifted the blanket of his housemate who was sleeping and took a photo of her topless.

Teng Ching Yuan, 31, was caught red-handed when he tried to do it again 3 days later. Yesterday, he was jailed for 12 weeks after pleading guilty to 5 charges: 2 of insulting a woman's modesty, and 1 each of criminal trespass, use of criminal force and possession of obscene films.


A District Court heard that Teng, a Malaysian, rented a room in a Pasir Ris flat. He stayed there with the unit's owners, a married couple, and a 30-yr-old female tenant. The latter had a habit of sleeping unclothed and would usually lock her room door, the court heard.

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Taxi driver, 66, jailed 2 weeks for insulting modesty of teenage passenger

A 66-yr-old cabby repeatedly told his 19-yr-old passenger that he wanted to lick her private parts during a 20-minute taxi ride, a court heard on Thursday (Sep 15).

Ong Guan Seow persisted in making lewd and suggestive comments to the victim, even while driving her to a neighbourhood police centre (NPC), as directed by the victim.

The victim had been so traumatised that both a friend and her father heard her trembling voice and she sounded fearful when she called them close to midnight on Feb 7, 2015, while she was still in the taxi.

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Elderly man gets jail for molesting girl on bus

A 77-yr-old security guard who repeatedly molested a 14-yr-old girl on a bus was jailed for 5 weeks yesterday.

Samlawi Haji Sirat pleaded guilty to touching the girl's upper thigh on an SBSTransit bus on Feb 6 last year.

The court heard that the Secondary 3 student boarded service No. 21 in Balestier Road at about 1.30pm that day. The bus was heading towards Pasir Ris interchange.

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Woman raped thrice in public in 20 minutes

After leaving a bar in Robertson Quay, where he had been drinking with friends, a jobless man saw a woman walking alone along Martin Road at 3am.

What transpired in the next 20 minutes was a horrific episode of sexual violence as he raped her thrice at three locations in the area, and forced her to give him oral sex.

Even when his victim pleaded with him and repeatedly told him that she was having her period, he ignored her and continued violating her.

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Doctor who drugged, molested doctor jailed

A reknown aesthetic doctor, who was convicted last month of molesting a male doctor & administering stupefying drugs on the 33-yr-old patient to commit the offence, was sentenced to 42 months' jail yesterday.

Tan Kok Leong, 50, was convicted after an 18-day trial of twice administering Dormicum and Rosiden on the Malaysian doctor in the course of a liposuction procedure at Oasia Hotel in Sinaran Drive, on Jul 5 & 6 in 2013, and using criminal force to outrage his modesty on those 2 days.

Bail of $40,000 was allowed pending Tan's appeal against conviction and sentence.

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Doctor jailed for molesting male patient
JAILED: Tan was sentenced to 3½ years' jail yesterday FOTO: THE STRAITS TIME

He lured his patient -- a fellow male doctor -- to a hotel room and, on 2 separate nights, knocked him out with stupefying drug Dormicum.

Medical doctor and partner at Life Source Medical Practice Tan Kok Leong, now 50, then snapped over 20 photographs of his victim's private parts without the latter's knowledge or consent.

Some showed Tan either touching or holding the Malaysian man's private parts with his bare hands. He was sentenced to 3½ yrs' jail yesterday after an 18-day trial.

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Aesthetic doctor gets 3-1/2 years' jail for molesting male patient

While performing liposuction procedures over 2 days on a male patient whom he had sedated, an aesthetic doctor molested his victim.

Tan Kok Leong touched the private parts of his 33-yr-old patient -- a Malaysian doctor -- on multiple occasions over the course of 2 nights in a hotel room.

The 50-yr-old also took more than 20 photographs which grossly invaded his victim's privacy.


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Peeping Tom took photos of policewomen showering

As a full-time police national serviceman, his duty was to uphold the law.

But Abdul Qayyum Mohd Hashim broke it repeatedly by entering a female washroom and taking pictures of three colleagues while they were showering.

Ironically, the crimes were committed at a police division headquarters.



Ex-SCDF Lieutenant-Colonel charged for sexual harassment

A former Lieutenant-Colonel from the Singapore Civil Defence (SCDF) was charged in court today (Mar 16) for harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act. According to court documents, 39-year-old Goh Wee Hong stalked a 28-year-old woman between Aug 27 and 30, 2015, before he lost his job from the police report lodged by the victim.

As a gag order has been issued by the court, the victim cannot be named. The married former Lt-Col applied for access to the offending text messages referenced in the charge and he face a fine up to S$5,000 and/or 12 months’ jail.

This is the third scandal hitting the SCDF in recent years. Three years ago in 2013, a SCDF director was charged for misappropriating two iPads, while the SCDF commissioner Peter Lim was convicted of receiving sexual gratifications in return for offering government contracts.

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Man jailed 8 months for molesting girl, 11, and cheating insurance firm

A 31-yr-old logistics executive molested a primary school pupil taking a public bus to school then gave her $10 out of guilt, a court heard on Friday (Apr 8).

Ryan Ong Swee Chuan also made a fake insurance claim for a staged traffic accident on behalf of a motor insurance scam syndicate.

On Friday, he was jailed for 8 months after he pleaded guilty to a count each of molesting a minor and conspiring to cheat. He also admitted another count of molestation, which was taken into consideration in sentencing.

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Peeping Tom turns into violent groper

He tried to get away after he was caught peeping at a woman in her flat.

When confronted, interior designer Koong Kin Cheong became agitated and assaulted the woman, 20, her brother, 19, and their parents before fleeing the scene.

Still reeling from the attack, the woman was attending to her injured mother, 54, when Koong suddenly returned and molested her, groping her body.

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POLICE NSF FILMED FEMALE POLICE OFFICERS WHEN BATHING, STOLE THEIR UNDERWEAR

Between 2014 and 2015, 20 year old Hasham served as part of a team of police national servicemen charged with maintaining the safety of the Singapore Police Force's (SPF) northern headquarters.

Instead, he abused his position of power, sneaking into the female changing rooms to film unsuspecting female police officers while they were bathing and even stealing the undergarments of a female colleague.

When caught, police found videos of at least 3 female police officers, who were filmed naked from the rear in the shower


Police NSF stole policewoman’s bra in police station and took nude pictures of policewomen

A policeman serving his National Service, Abdul Qayyum Mohd Hashim (aged 20), was today jailed nine months for stealing the bra of a policewoman, and taking pictures of  three female police officers in the shower using his mobile phone.

In January last year while on duty, he noticed a female police officer entering the toilet with a towel. He followed her into the toilet intending to take pictures of her, but instead stole her bra. The 21-year-old policewoman later made a police report over the theft of her bra.

The police’s technology crime branch recovered the pictures of three other policewomen which he had erased from his mobile phone during their investigation.

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Man molests girl, 5, whom his sister was babysitting

She was just 5 years old but that did not stop him from sexually abusing her.

The incident allegedly traumatised the girl so much that she became easily agitated and anxious, and began to binge-eat.

Yesterday, Mohamad Awang, 45, a petrol pump attendant, was jailed for 15 months for molesting the victim -- whom District Judge Matthew Joseph said was the youngest the court has seen.

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Jailed for taking upskirt videos of his friends

For nearly four years, a 29-year-old accountant took more than 120 upskirt photos and videos of seven women he liked, but did not think he had a chance with.

They were his friends, acquaintances and colleagues, aged 23 to 30, who had cameras secretly pointed up their skirts at places such as the church, school, foodcourts, shopping malls and even the workplace.

He organised the 122 videos and four photos on a portable hard disk, arranging them in folders according to the names of his unsuspecting victims


Teen caught again for taking 'voyeuristic' photos

Barely two days after he was given a second chance for taking videos up women's skirts, an 18-year-old polytechnic student breached his probation order and committed the same offences

Yesterday, former Ngee Ann Polytechnic second-year student Clemence Koh Junxiang was sentenced to reformative training, a rehabilitative sentencing option for young offenders.

It is a strict regime of 18 to 30 months that includes structured rehabilitation programmes, foot drills and counselling.


Drunk jailed for molesting flight attendant

An Indian national was jailed for nine months yesterday for molesting a flight attendant on board a SilkAir flight from India to Singapore.

Kizhakkumkkara Thomas Ajeesh, 31, admitted to using criminal force on a 26-year-old flight stewardess by brushing against her chest during a flight from Trivandrum to Singapore on Sep 9.

He also pleaded guilty to being drunk until he jeopardised the order and discipline required on board a plane, said The Straits Times Online.

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Man jailed for molesting sister-in-law in hospital bed

First, he preyed on his sister-in-law and molested her as she lay helpless on a hospital bed in 2005.

Her mother told her to keep quiet about the incident so as not to cause trouble for the family.

About five years later, the pervert struck again by molesting the victim's 13-year-old niece.

Man serving time for molesting niece sentenced to 14 more months for molesting sister-in-law

A 67-year-old man, who is serving a 24-month jail term for molesting his underaged niece, was on Monday (Nov 23) sentenced to another 14 months for molesting his sister-in-law.

A district court heard that in 2011, the man's then 13-year-old niece reported to the police that she had been molested that same year.

During the course of investigations, her then 37-year-old aunt told the police that she had been molested by the man earlier, in 2005.

MAN 'FALLS', THEN MOLESTS WOMEN
JAIL FOR MAN WHO PREYED ON WOMEN'S KINDNESS

Whenever he saw a pretty woman, he would pretend to fall and hurt himself.

When the woman went to his aid, the engineer would take the opportunity to molest her.

For his devious acts, Tan Keng Leng, 35, was yesterday sentenced to eight months' jail.

Man jailed 20 months for molesting two women

A repeat offender who molested two women at a block of flats in Henderson Crescent was jailed for 20 months on Friday (Nov 20).

Muhammad Surya Mohd Hatta, 23, pleaded guilty to grabbing a 29-year-old woman's buttocks along the common corridor near the lift lobby at 7.39pm on Oct 20 and to a groping another woman, also 29,on the ground floor a minute later.

A district court heard that he had followed the first woman from Redhill MRT station to the lift lobby of the block. Both got into the lift and they alighted at the third floor.

Naked man caught masturbating in alley
A man was caught on camera masturbating in the back alley of a house in Kuala Lumpur while naked.

Footage from closed-circuit television cameras showed the man emerging in the nude from the bushes in the alley and inching his way to the kitchen window of a nearby house while fondling himself.

The owner of the house was in the kitchen when she spotted some movement outside at about 12.30am on Saturday.

Man allegedly rapes own mum

In an extremely rare case, a man was charged with the rape of his biological mother yesterday.

The 32-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the victim's identity, faces one count of rape and two counts of outrage of modesty.

On Oct 4, 2013, he allegedly pinned down his 56-year-old mother before molesting her twice. He then allegedly raped her.

Naked yoga instructor pins down pervert
SNAPPED: The yoga instructor posted a photo of a man alleged to have filmed her while she was showering in a public toliet on Sentosa.PHOTO: FACEBOOK

A yoga instructor was showering in a public toilet at Tanjong Beach on Sentosa when she noticed a phone camera next to her feet.

Startled by the discovery, her first thought was to get hold of the pervert, so much so that she did not even bother to get dressed. Screaming, she stormed into the next cubicle.

What she saw gave her another shock - a man wearing a long-haired wig, pink straw hat, long-sleeved top and slippers.

Man who molested woman under the pretext of treating her infertility sentenced to 7 years' jail
Koh Nai Hock, who is also known as Dr Bob Koh

A self-professed medical practitioner, who was convicted of 14 charges of sexually assaulting a woman under the pretext of providing fertility treatment, was sentenced to seven years' jail on Thursday.

After a 13-day trial Koh Nai Hock, 64, was found guilty of sexually penetrating a businesswoman, then 40, on seven occasions at hotel rooms between Nov 1 and Dec 25, 2010.

Koh, represented by Mr Edmond Pereira, is appealing against conviction and sentence.

Former GM jailed 7 weeks for taking upskirt videos

A 50-year-old Korean man was sentenced to seven weeks imprisonment today (Sept 29) for shooting upskirt videos of shoppers in a supermarket.

Lee Bok Yeon, then a general manager, admitted to four charges of insulting the modesty of a woman by taking an upskirt video. Seven other charges were taken into consideration. His misdeeds came to light after a victim's boyfriend caught him in the act.

At about 3.30pm on May 10, the victim, a 25-year-old whose name has been withheld to protect her identity, was shopping with her boyfriend at NTUC FairPrice Finest at Bukit Timah Plaza. As she was bending over to pick vegetables, her boyfriend noticed that Lee followed, and placed his shopping basket near her.

Engineer jailed 50 days for filming women showering in hostel

A Japanese engineer on assignment in Singapore was jailed for 50 days on Friday for using his cellphone to take digital videos of women showering in a hostel.

Go Kotozaki, 37, admitted to two of six charges of insulting modesty at a hostel in South Bridge Road on May 29 and June 2.

The court heard that Kotozaki had checked into the hostel on June 1. Some time after midnight, he went to the shared common toilet.

Man jailed 5 months for exposing himself on MRT train

Samyapal Muthusamy said he committed the act, which happened between 11.50pm on Jul 30 and 12.08am on Jul 31, because he found the victim attractive.

He had been sitting next to the victim, a 28-year-old woman, on the MRT train. The woman was asleep, but awoke abruptly as she felt Samyapal learning against her shoulder.

After he woke the victim up, Samyapal moved to seat himself directly across from the victim, facing her. He then unzipped his pants, exposed his penis and started to fondle himself while looking at the victim. The woman immediately recorded his act on her handphone. 

Cable installer jailed nine months for molesting girl, 12, in her home

A foreign worker who went to a flat to install a fibre optic cable earlier this year molested a 12-year old girl there.

On Friday he was sentenced to nine months' jail. A district court heard that Chellamuthu Gajendran, 36 went to the flat at about 3pm on March 3 to carry out the installation works.

The girl, a primary school student, was in the flat with her younger brother and she was reading a book in the living room.

Singapore sees 35.8% increase in reported rape cases

Singapore sees 163 reported rape cases in 2014, a 35.8% increase from 2013’s 120. On average, this is four rapes every nine days. The revelation was made by a Deputy Public Prosecutor who pointed out to the judge that Singapore is seeing a rapid increase in sexual assaults and that the judgment of a rape case he is prosecuting warrants a strong deterrence.

The PAP MP in the Government Parliamentary Committee for Home Affairs and Law, Vikram Nair, said he is unaware and surprised by the finding. PAP MP Vikram Nair also added that it could be because more people are speaking out and that the cases may have occurred much earlier, in explanation to the increase in reported rape cases.

Although there is no official publication proving the direct correlation between the increase in foreigners and crime rate, Singapore’s population increase have seen an increasing myriad of social problems and crimes.

WOMAN STRIPPED & POSED NUDE ON THE SINGAPORE FLYER IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

A woman stripped and posed nude in a capsule of the Singapore flyer.

She also uploaded her nude photos online and they found their way to some local forums.

Should this nudist woman be arrested for indecent exposure of her body?

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Oops! Didn't this woman at Thomson Plaza realise that her skirt was torn?
"It seemed like she was not wearing any no underwear too" 

Stomper Angie saw a woman with a torn skirt at Thomson Plaza at around 4pm yesterday (Jun 2).

Based on the photos sent by the Stomper, part of the woman's bum was exposed.

Said the Stomper in an email: "She was walking gracefully exposing in the shopping centre.


Disturbing to see woman walking around Mustafa Centre in translucent dress -- and even exposes herself outdoors
"Under the bright lights, she appeared to be almost naked

Stomper Ash alerted Stomp to photos circulating online showing a woman in a translucent see-through outfit at Mustafa Centre.

In a series of photos, the woman was seen nonchalantly walking around the mall, going up the escalator and at a children's section.

In one photo, she even leans against a cab and lifts her dress to expose her bare bum outdoors.

More people molested on public transport
Scream or tell someone if you are molested on a train

With more cases of such outrage of modesty occurring on public transport last year, police want commuters to expose perpetrators as soon as possible so they can be arrested.

Last year, there were 164 reports of molestation on public transport, up from 154 in 2013, police told The Straits Times.

Overall, molestation cases increased from 1,325 to 1,367 in the same period, according to the police's annual crime statistics released yesterday.


FESTIVE SEASON CRIME PREVENTION ADVISORY: Outrage Of Modesty

With large crowds expected at shopping malls, entertainment outlets and various public locations during this year-end festive period, members of the public, especially ladies, are advised to stay vigilant against those who may take the opportunity to commit outrage of modesty. These are some precautions which ladies should take to minimise the risks of being victimised:
  1. Be wary of strangers who approach you in crowded areas;
  2. Stay close to your friends or move around in groups when in crowded places;
  3. Be aware and alert of your surroundings. If someone stands exceptionally close to you, or if you suspect that you are being followed, remain calm and proceed to a crowded area or call the Police for assistance;
  4. Moderate the amount of alcohol intake to avoid becoming drunk and vulnerable;
  5. Avoid taking short-cuts through dark and deserted places. Keep to well-lit areas where there are more people and traffic;
  6. Where possible, do not nap whilst travelling on public transport;
  7. When coming home late at night, get someone to escort you home;
  8. Do not enter the lift with a stranger. Let the stranger take the lift and wait for the next one;
  9. If you are molested, shout for help immediately. Try to remember the distinctive features of the suspect and dial ‘999’ quickly.
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Serial molester and flasher gets 18 months' jail and six strokes of the cane

A serial molester and flasher was jailed 18 months and ordered to receive six strokes of the cane on Friday.

Sean Chew Chee Wan, 41, went on a one-year spree in Jurong West, touching women's breasts and exposing his private parts.

Chew, who was unemployed at the time, faced 16 charges but pleaded guilty to, and was convicted of, five offences which took place in May last year.

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Indian-Origin Man in Singapore Jailed for Molestation

An Indian-origin man in Singapore, who molested a girl inside a taxi, was Friday sentenced to jail for four weeks, media reported.

Samir Singh Aulakh, 34, a hotel call operator, pleaded guilty to molesting the victim when they were inside the taxi travelling from Kampong Bahru Road to Lower Delta Road at 7.45 am Aug 30, 2013, the Straits Times reported.

A medical report stated that the victim, 15, a secondary school student, was so traumatised by the incident that she is afraid of big-sized men and tries to avoid them.

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Indian jailed for molesting 44-yr-old in Singapore

An Indian national in Singapore was sentenced to 10 months in jail and ordered to be given three cane strokes on Monday for molesting a woman on New Year's Day this year, media reported.

Parthiban Pandu, 24, taking advantage of the festive mood, hugged the 44-year-old victim from behind, the Straits Times reported. Pandu, a construction worker, pleaded guilty to outraging the victim's modesty just after midnight Jan 1.

The incident took place in a recreation centre for the foreign workers in Boon Lay.

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Singapore-based businessman denies molesting woman on plane after video goes viral
An image taken from a video of the incident showing Dr Ravindra Jhunjhunwala, who is out on bail while police investigation is ongoing. -- PHOTO: YOUTUBE

A SINGAPORE-BASED Indian businessman has been arrested and let out on bail as an investigation is launched into his alleged involvement in a case of molestation on board a domestic flight in India.

Dr Ravindra Jhunjhunwala, a Singapore permanent resident with business interests in Singapore and India, has been accused by a woman passenger of touching her on an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Bhubaneswar on Jan 27. The entrepreneur, believed to be in his 60s, was seated behind the 32-year-old woman on the flight.

"He inserted his hand through the gap in the seats and tried to inappropriately touch her body with the motive of sexual gratification," Bhubaneswar Police Commissioner R.P. Sharma was quoted as saying by India's NDTV.

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MAN ARRESTED FOR SUSPECTED OUTRAGE OF MODESTY ON TRAIN PLATFORM

Police have arrested a 33-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of outrage of modesty of a 18-year-old female victim at the train platform in Promenade MRT station.

On 25 November 2014 at about 6 pm, the victim was alighting from the train when the suspect is believed to have touched the victim’s lower body. The suspect was confronted by the victim and he was subsequently detained and arrested by the police.

Investigations are ongoing. Anyone convicted for the offence of Outrage of Modesty under Section 354(1) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, shall be punished with an imprisonment term of up to two years and caning.

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Teenager nabbed for molesting two girls aged 12 and 15 in lift

A 17-year-old male teenager has been arrested for suspected involvement in two separate cases of outrage of modesty.

On Jan 20, a 15-year-old girl reported to the police that she was molested by an unidentified man. The incident occurred in a lift at Hougang Ave 8.

About two hours later, the police received another similar report involving a 12-year-old girl being molested in a lift at Hougang Ave 10.

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Molester stood on stool to touch sleeping woman

A graphic designer found a high stool on his way home and used it to molest a woman sleeping in her bedroom.

Yesterday, Lee Ming Feng, 25, was sentenced to six months' jail for outraging the modesty of the 25-year-old woman at her Housing Board flat in the east on April 20 last year.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Kong Kuek Foo said the victim was sleeping when she felt someone touching her left breast at about 4.30am.

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Man molested niece, then niece's friend a year later

Just six months after his release from prison for molesting his niece, a jobless man reoffended, touching his niece's friend while she was sleeping in his living room.

The 49-year-old man lived in the HDB flat in North Bridge Road with his mother and three of his nieces, including the one he had earlier molested in 2013.

On Nov 14 last year, he repeatedly squeezed the buttocks of his niece's friend when the 14-year-old was sleeping over.

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Jail, caning for molesting stepdaughter

A driver who repeatedly molested his stepdaughter over a three-year period was sentenced to two years in jail and six strokes of the cane yesterday.

The abuses began in 2011, the year that the victim, then 12, began living with him and her mother. He molested her in their Housing Board flat near Chinatown on five occasions when his wife was not at home, and asked her to perform an indecent act on him on another occasion.

Another time, he insulted her modesty. He also molested her at an open-air carpark in the neighbourhood after they had bought dinner together, and at a lift lobby in their block.

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Cleaner secretly filmed stepdaughter using the toilet

Aroused after watching online video clips recorded by hidden cameras in toilets, a cleaner bought a pinhole camera at Sim Lim Square and hid it in various household items.

For a month, he hid the camera in a modified pole, broomstick and plunger, and filmed his stepdaughter using the toilet.

The 63-year-old man would watch the recordings on his laptop before deleting them.

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Man jailed for molesting girl during 'exorcism'

A 52-year-old man who performed a ritual on a teenage girl to rid her of spirits has been sentenced to a year's jail after she accused him of touching her inappropriately under her clothes.

Mohamed Said Mohamed Sani, a technical officer who treats people with "spiritual disturbances" for free, is appealing against his conviction and sentence for outrage of modesty. He is out on bail.

The girl, whose name has been withheld as there is a gag order on her identity, was 17 when he "treated" her at her uncle's Marsiling flat in June 2011.

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Man held for molest at MRT station

A 33-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly outraging the modesty of an 18-year-old woman at the train platform in Promenade MRT station.

In a statement last night, the police said the suspect is believed to have touched the woman's lower body as she alighted from the train at about 6pm on Tuesday.

The victim "confronted" the suspect and he was subsequently detained by the police.

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Man, 59, arrested for allegedly molesting woman, 23, on bus

A 59-year-old suspect has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 23-year-old female on a public bus, said the police in a statement on Wedneday.

At about 3.48pm on Nov 21, the female victim reported to the police that she was molested by a man when they were both travelling in a bus towards Ang Mo Kio bus interchange.

Following the report, police officers conducted extensive ground enquiries and viewed CCTV footages, which allowed them to identify the suspect. The suspect was subsequently arrested on Jan 6.

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Odd job labourer jailed for two weeks for molesting woman on bus

An odd job labourer who molested a woman on a bus while pretending to be asleep was jailed for two weeks on Monday.

Ang Ah Meng, 28, admitted to using his right hand to brush the left outer thigh of a 24-year-old sales and marketing assistant on Service No 854 on Sept 4 last year.

A Community Court heard that Ang and the victim were standing on the bus heading towards Yishun bus interchange that morning.

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Man arrested for allegedly molesting woman on bus

A 44-year-old man suspected of molesting a woman on a public bus has been arrested, the police said in a statement today.

The 25-year-old victim lodged a report on Sep 19 regarding the incident that took place on Aug 31 in Marsiling.

Following extensive ground enquiries, the police managed to establish the suspect's identity. He was arrested Yishun on Sep 23 at about 10am, the police said. The man is also believed to be involved in a similar case of outrage of modesty reported on Sep 22.

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Man, 60, arrested for allegedly molesting 15-year-old girl on bus

A 60-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of molesting a teenage girl on a public bus.

The 15-year-old victim made a police report on July 23 alleging that she had been molested while travelling on a bus on Boundary Road in Serangoon.

Cops arrested the suspect in the vicinity of Serangoon Avenue 2 less than an hour after the report was made. Investigations are ongoing.

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Suspected molester arrested


A 23-year-old man was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of outraging the modesty of a woman at Boon Lay Way.


The 37-year-old victim managed to detain the suspect with the help of a member of the public, who called for the police at about 10.20pm.

Police were told that the man had groped the woman's chest.

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Man arrested for outrage of modesty case

The police have arrested a 36-year-old man for molesting a woman on a train.

The victim, who reported the incident on Monday, was on her her way to work at the time. She confronted the man and snapped a picture of him with her mobile phone, but he got away. After an appeal for information through the media, a member of the public responded with information on the man's whereabouts.

He was arrested on Wednesday near Collyer Quay. Investigations are ongoing.

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Police appeal for information in molest case
Police have issued a picture of a man they are looking for to assist with investigations into a case of outrage of modesty in Crawford Lane, Lavender, on July 11.

The man is believed to be in his 30s or 40s, with short hair and a dark complexion. He is about 1.7m tall, plump, and was wearing a striped long-sleeved shirt and a pair of blue jeans.

Anyone with information should call the Police Hotline at 1800-255-0000 or visit: http://www.police.gov.sg/CrimeStopper

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Pervert caught on video touching woman's butt on MRT
Stomper Salukis shared this video of a man touching a female commuter on an MRT train

At the beginning of the video, the man can be seen touching the woman's butt.

When she turns around, he pulls his hand away.

When the train jerks, however, he uses the opportunity to brush his hand against the woman's butt, causing her to move away.

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Indian national jailed 4 months for molest on MRT train
Indian national jailed 4 months for molest on MRT train
Indian national, Jayaraman Kannan, was today sentenced to a 4-month jail sentence by the courts for using criminal force to outrage the modesty of a girl on a MRT train at about 9am on Aug 18 last year.

34-year-old Jayaraman, who is a bio-technologist working in Singapore, pleaded guilty to pressing his exposed private parts against a 19-year-old girl while in the train which was travelling from Choa Chu Kang to Bukit Gombak.

He quickly zipped up his pants when the girl turned around. She reportedly gave him a slap and later informed SMRT staff when she reached the Bukit Gombak MRT station.

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Man arrested in violent molest case on West Coast Way

A 22-year-old man has been arrested three days after outraging the modesty of a female victim as she walked home on West Coast Way.

On Tuesday, TODAY reported that a 26-year-old was violently attacked as she was returning to The Infiniti along the Ayer Rajah Expressway at about 9.30pm on Monday.

Over 60 officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and the Clementi police Division were involved in the investigations, which took three days to conclude.

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Traumatised after being 'touched' by BRAZEN MOLESTER on bus

Belle (not her real name) was only 15 when a man molested her on a crowded train. Now 18, she can still recall the incident with startling clarity.

She had been on her way to school aboard the train during the morning rush hour, and in the cheek by jowl situation, she felt a man rubbing his private parts against her rear. "It was very crowded. There were so many people that it was difficult to move in or out of the train. It took some time before I realised what was happening," she recalls.

Unsure if his advances were accidental, she moved her bag to cover her rear.


More arrested for crimes on public transport
817 people were arrested last year, an increase of 30% compared to 2011

More people were arrested for committing crimes on and involving public transport in the last three years.

A total of 817 people were arrested for such crimes last year, an increase of 30 per cent compared to the 625 people arrested in 2011, according to data from the Public Transport Security Committee.

In 2012, 763 people were arrested.


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The number of cases of molest on our crowded public transport has been increasing over the last few years with 156 cases reported in 2013. In 2011, the figure was only 114 and in 2012, there were 154 cases.
So far, this year is also looking like it will have higher numbers again with 42 cases reported in just the first three months of the year.
Molest is not the only offence on the rise, with cases of outrage of modesty also seeing an increase last year compared to the year before. Another worrying trend is that more and more of the cases of molest and outrage of modesty are occurring on our public transport system.


Woman rides the MRT in the skimpiest tights imaginable
Too short or nice view?


Her shorts seem no better than underwear. STOMPer RM feels that it was inappropriate for her to take the train dressed in such a revealing manner.


He wrote: "Tight gymwear in a MRT, with an ashamed aunty sitting in front of her."


But then maybe Singaporeans are just too conservative.



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Modesty is a mode of dress and deportment intended not to encourage sexual attraction in others; actual standards vary widely. In this use, it can be considered inappropriate or immodest to reveal certain parts of the body. A modest woman would not behave so as to encourage the sexual attention of men. In some societies women must cover their bodies completely and may never talk to men who are not immediate family members; in others a fairly revealing but one-piece bathing costume is considered modest when other women wear bikinis.

Modesty in dress and deportment is usually encouraged by peer pressure, although a few countries enforce rigid dress codes. In some countries, exposure of the body in breach of community standards of modesty is also considered to be public indecency, and public nudity is generally illegal in most of the world and regarded as indecent exposure. However, nudity is at times tolerated in some societies; for example, during a world naked bike ride, while a lone man attempting to walk naked from south to north Britain was repeatedly imprisoned.

Small children are widely not expected to be fully clothed in public until they are grown up. In semi-public contexts standards of modesty vary. Nudity may be acceptable in public single-sex changing rooms at swimming baths, for example, or for mass medical examination of men for military service. In private, standards again depend upon the circumstances. A person who would never disrobe in the presence of a physician of the opposite sex in a social context might unquestioningly do so for a medical examination; others might allow examination, but only by a person of the same sex.
What is the offence of “outrage of modesty” in Singapore?

“Outrage of modesty” is a term that is commonly seen in the papers – for example, when a man gropes a woman inappropriately and ends up serving jail time for it. It seems that “outrage of modesty” is, by itself, a crime punishable by law. However, if you were to search through the main source of criminal legislation in Singapore – namely the Penal Code – you would not be able to locate such an offence. What, then, is the relevant statute for this offence? And what does “outrage of modesty” actually mean, in the first place?

The use of the term “outrage of modesty” originates from section 354 of the Penal Code which governs the offence of  the ”assault or use of criminal force to a person with intent to outrage modesty“. A crime under section 354 would involve the use of criminal force on a person with intent to outrage modesty. Hence, simply staring at someone inappropriately would not fall under this section, which has mainly been applied to molestation cases. As for what it means to actually outrage someone’s modesty, there appears to be no hard and fast answer for this.

Although the provision requires the involvement of assault or the use of criminal force in the act, this does not mean that other perverted acts that do not require physical contact will go unpunished. For example, section 509 of the Penal Code criminalises words or gestures intended to “insult the modesty” of women, such as the taking of upskirt photographs.

A study of outrage of modesty offenders in a Singapore prison.

Outrage of modesty (OOM) offenders cause considerable annoyance and distress to their victims. The offending behaviours include touching, grabbing or fondling of erogenous or non-erogenous parts of the victim's body. The purpose of this study is to examine a prison cohort of OOM offenders and to compare them with a group of OOM offenders who had been remanded in a state mental hospital.

All prisoners serving sentence over a two-year study period were interviewed. They were of similar mean age to the hospital cohort but were better educated, more likely to be married and most were working. Victims tended to be young females with an average age of 19 years. Psychotic disorders were rarely present, although 15% had a dissocial personality disorder. Those with previous OOM convictions were likely to have had past psychiatric consultations and were more likely to be unmarried.

However, there were no statistically significant differences between convicted first-time offenders and repeat offenders with respect to age, educational level, nature of offences and alcohol consumption. The prisoners were less inclined to commit their offences in the mornings. Breasts and genitalia were the favoured targets for molest action, irrespective of time or place or whether the offence was committed by a first or repeat offender. The offences were often committed along staircases, corridors and in crowded public places. 

More cases of women being molested, many on public transport


THE number of suspects arrested for outraging the modesty of women in Singapore has risen sharply this year, with many cases happening on public transport.

Figures collated from police news releases show that 46 men have been arrested since January in connection with at least 54 cases. Twenty of the alleged offences took place on public buses or trains, or when the victims were near train stations or bus stops. There were 17 arrests for outrage of modesty during last year. These figures, however, are just the tip of the iceberg.

Monthly crime statistics shared by the police on its smartphone app, Police@SG, show an average of between 90 and 100 reports of molestation each month – the highest among the five preventable crimes in Singapore.

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More cases of women being molested this year


46 men arrested since January; many offences committed on public transport. The number of suspects arrested for outraging the modesty of women in Singapore has risen sharply this year, with many cases happening on public transport.

Figures collated from police news releases show 46 men have been arrested since January in connection with at least 54 cases. Twenty of the alleged offences took place on public buses or trains, or when the victims were near train stations or bus-stops.

There were 17 arrests for outrage of modesty for the whole of last year.

Police have arrested a 35—year—old man who is believed to be responsible outraging the modesty of a woman on board a public bus.

A 29—year—old woman reported to the Police that she was molested by a man while they were on board a public bus on the same morning on January 7 this year.

Police said officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division conducted extensive ground enquires and follow—up investigation to establish the identity of the suspect. 

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Woman rides the MRT in the skimpiest tights


How short is too short? This woman raised eyebrows with her skimpy gym tights on the MRT.

STOMPer RM feels that it was inappropriate for her to take the train dressed in such a revealing manner.

He wrote: "Tight gymwear in a MRT, with an ashamed aunty sitting in front of her."

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Woman's exposed butt makes other shoppers feel awkward


STOMPer Haha saw a woman whose butt was exposed because she was wearing a short pair of shorts at a supermarket. The STOMPer said the sight made other shoppers in the supermarket feel awkward.

Haha said: "On July 6 at around 1pm in a supermarket, I was paying for my groceries when I saw this lady at another counter queuing up with a guy. "It shocked me to see her shorts with her butt exposed.


"She doesn't seemed to be shy about it, but the people around her felt awkward and uncomfortable. "Don't you think this lady is a disgrace to Singaporeans girls?"

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Spotted: Woman wears her top backwards at Purvis Street


A reader from Stomp saw it.

He was taken aback by the sight of this woman with her top worn backwards

"New Singapore fashion. "This new fashion trend was witnessed on Purvis Street!"

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Woman wears really revealing top to Jurong Point

STOMPer Chen was appalled by how revealing this woman's top was, especially when she bent over to try out a mop during a product demonstration at Jurong Point

According to the STOMPer, the woman had attracted a lot of attention from bystanders. Chen wrote: "What's wrong with fashion these days? "I saw this lady at Jurong Point. "She was looking at a mop demonstration while others were looking at her 'asset demonstration'! "At one point she even took the mop from the salesman to try it out

"So she bent over. Mop left, right, leaving nothing to the imagination."

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Woman waited in bra and panties while her clothes were altered

 Stomp reader Cyn said her friend was shocked to see a woman at Chinatown dressed only in her underwear, at about 1pm today (Aug 16). She said the woman was a customer who wanted her dress to be altered on the spot

She elaborates: "My friend was having lunch at Chinatown when he spotted this. "The woman was a customer at the store, and she was getting her dress altered on the spot so that she could wear it immediately.

"So openly, in Chinatown at that. "Its ridiculous."

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Here's how you know your customer is in a hurry to get her dress altered

STOMPer Cyn said her friend was shocked to see a woman at Chinatown dressed only in her underwear, at about 1pm today (Aug 16).

The STOMPer said the woman was a customer who wanted her dress to be altered on the spot.

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Are women pushing the limits by dressing so sexily in public?

STOMPer BlackDesire understands that the recent SlutWalk 2011 in various countries was meant to advocate women's right to dress sexily, but the STOMPer wonders if some women are going overboard with such skimpy outfits. Early this year, a Canadian police officer said that "Women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised."

This statement outraged women across the globe, leading to the first global SlutWalk in Canada on April 3, where women were encouraged to dress sexily in a show of protest. SlutWalk aims to send the message that a woman has a right to dress sexily and not be sexually harassed.

The STOMPer shared: "Regarding the recent SlutWalk that was advocating women's rights to dress sexily without fear of sexual harassment, I wonder if these women have taken their 'rights' to the extreme with these skimpy clothes. "Are these women asking for trouble dressing like this?"

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Woman's outrageous dressing at Somerset restaurant creates stir

STOMPer Cristiano saw this woman at the Sakura restaurant in Somerset and felt that her dressing was too outrageous and inappropriate.


He said: "I was having a buffet lunch with two of my friends at Somerset's Sakura on September 15, at around 12pm. "This woman totally spoilt my appetite. Other than being out of shape, she still had the cheek to dress so skimpily, in public

"It was really an eyesore and I think she had gone overboard.

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Woman's bareback top distracts hawker centre patron

STOMPer Baros saw this woman in a bareback top, which exposes her bra strap.

Said the STOMPer:"I was wondering such a woman dress until so inappropriate wearing in hawker centre as she a office day.

"Does her boss allow this sort of attire for office wear?"Several STOMPers have addressed concerns lately about women dressed inappropriately. View other examples of inappropriate dressing seen by STOMPers recently in the gallery below

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Woman in tight outfit with bra exposed gets the wrong kind of attention

Girls nowadays are dressing more and more like callgirls, says STOMPer tatty, who came across this young woman clad in a tight outfit which exposed the back of her bra.The STOMPer frowns upon her dressing as she feels that it attracts the wrong kind of attention.Tatty adds:"I saw this young woman sitting outside Serangoon MRT Station. She looked to be around 18-23 years of age

"She was wearing a skin-tight outfit and she was showing her leopard-print bra in her bare back dress."Her dress was so short that half her butt could be seen from the side view."Young women nowadays are seeking attention. But they might be getting the wrong attention."They should go to Geylang and Orchard Towers to see what hookers dress like."I really don't understand why they enjoy dressing like they are offering some sexual services

"Parents should bring them to these places and show the kids that people who dress like that are all doing these kind of jobs, like selling their body and using the skimpy dresses to seek attention."Any decent kid should not dress like a hooker."

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Touchy-feely couple gets told off by mother when they moan on train

STOMPer poynter said he saw this couple getting intimate on the train -- and was told to stop by a mother when they started moaning.

The mother was with her two children on the train. The STOMPer said: "I saw this couple dry humping on the MRT. "I was disgusted when I saw their inappropriate behaviour. "They started moaning and was told to stop by a mother who was with her two children.

"They then proceeded to go to another train cabin."

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Woman undresses and changes clothes in public on subway
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"A young girl undressed and changed clothes on Subway Line 2 in Shanghai! When did the Shanghainese girl become so bold? " – On August 22nd, A post with photo of a young girl publicly changing clothes inside the subway spread online and sparked discussion: some guessed she was "late for work", some believed it’s just another "Internet publicity stunt" and she was "desperate for becoming famous."


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Girl poses completely nude in HDB carpark

A photograph of a woman posing nude in a public carpark has caused a stir online, after the photo was uploaded on the Internet.

The photograph was posted on citizen journalism website Stomp, after a contributor spotted the photo on Tumblr, a social networking and microblogging platform.

In the photo, the woman is seen posing completely naked, wearing only her shoes and a hat. She has one hand on her hip and the other raised while flashing the peace sign.

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Man takes clothes off and runs naked outside Lasalle building
Photos of the man removing his clothes outside of the Lasalle College of the Arts. -- PHOTO: STOMP

A man caused a stir outside the Lasalle College of the Arts on Monday evening when he removed all his clothes briefly.

Stomp user Claudette submitted pictures of the man - whom she described as a very pale, slightly built young Chinese between 18 and 24 years old - in his underwear, as well as totally naked, to the citizen journalism website.

She added that the man, clad in a white T-shirt and trousers, dropped his backpack and water bottle as he walked alongside the outdoor walkway of the Lasalle building on McNally Street at around 7.15pm before stopping in the middle of the walkway and undressing.

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Couple causes stir at Resorts World Sentosa pool

A couple allegedly stripped naked and had sex in a jacuzzi pool at Resorts World Sentosa's (RWS) Equarius Beach Villas last Friday afternoon.

A contributor, who sent a photo of the couple, to citizen journalism website Stomp claimed that the couple had done so even though there were children swimming in the pool at that time and were looking at them.

While the jacuzzi is only meant for adults, it sits within a larger pool shared by all guests of the beach villas.

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Public nudity on the rise in Singapore

Some do it for thrills, some do it to seek attention. The total number of indecent exposure cases rose from 146 in 2008 and 136 in 2007 to 166 cases in 2009, according to The Straits Times

And 2010 looks to be a record-breaking year, with 105 cases in the first 6 months of this year - one every other day.

Last week, an unidentified man in his 20s went to a 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant along Queensway to buy coffee in the nude. Another man was arrested in Ang Mo Kio after he sat down naked on the street for a few hours

The Internet has also allowed such cases to go viral online, due to camera-equipped mobile phones and citizen journalism websites like STOMP.

related:
'Ma, there's a strange, naked man here'
Man strips naked at Clarke Quay on New Year's Day
Out on bail: Naked couple in Holland Village


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Woman walks around Plaza Sing with peek-a-boo panties and micro-mini skirt despite stares

Stomper Tan saw a woman whose mini-skirt had fallen below her waistline, exposing her underwear at Plaza Singapura.

The Stomper said she spotted the woman at the the cinema's ticket counter, and other passers-by were also looking at her wardrobe malfunction.

Tan also saw the same woman after the movie, and said her skirt was still in the same manner. However, the woman reportedly did not make any attempt to adjust her attire.

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Woman's racy outfit leaves little to the imagination at Paya Lebar Square McDonald's outlet

Stomper Ivana was surprised to see a woman in a racy outfit at the McDonald's outlet in Paya Lebar Square.

The woman's outfit left little to the imagination of customers there.


"I spotted this girl wearing just a bra and tights at the McDonald's outlet in Paya Lebar Square," said the Stomper.

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Immodest Anti-Social Behaviours: People caught 'doing their business' in public around Singapore
In recent weeks, there have been numerous sightings and reports of various people 'doing their business' in public around Singapore

Many netizens have snapped photos of these incidents and posted them to citizen journalism website Stomp and on other social media platforms, and they have become a hot talking points online.

On Aug 27, a grandmother was spotted allowing her grandchild to urinate into a plastic bag at the OG store in People's Park Complex, Chinatown. This had happened even though there were public toilets nearby.

Two days before, another such incident occurred near Bukit Panjang Plaza, when a woman allowed her child to urinate near a bus stop in full view of the busy traffic and passers-by.

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Auntie goes on a rant at Takashimaya over girl's revealing top

An auntie at Takashimaya was apparently displeased with a girl's choice of a bareback top -- and angrily confronted her.
This video uploaded by user ara jo shows the middle-aged woman ranting at the top of her voice at the shopping mall basement.
The clip was uploaded in January but is only recently starting to go viral.
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A STOMPer spotted a family eating at McDonald's at Downtown East dressed only in swimwear

A STOMPer spotted a family eating at McDonald's dressed only in their swimwear.The STOMPer says the family seemed to be Chinese nationals and were at Downtown East

He said:"Spotted this family of three eating McDonald's at Downtown East."

The man was wearing swimming trunks and was half-naked, the mother and daughter were wearing  swimsuits."

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LifestyleNetizens shocked when they saw this man in Suntec City

Facebook user RD Jay shared and posted the photo of a scantily dressed man. He claimed that he spotted the man at Suntec City Tower 4 while he was buying groceries.

Some of the commenters took offence at the shopper’s dressing and wondered why the police was not called.

Do you think this happened in Suntec City? We have our doubts. Let us know.

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Netizens express shock at scantily dressed man – but it’s not Suntec City

Facebook user RD Jay who shared the picture in his Facebook is wrong. The picture is not taken in Suntec City but in Shenzhen, China. This is the original post from where the picture was ripped.

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What in the world? Man in skimpy attire attracts stares from commuters on train

Stomper IZ shared a video of a man dressed in a colourful crop top, black thongs and knee-high gladiator sandals.

Said the Stomper: "This is unbelievable!"

Some commuters couldn't help staring, while others seemed to be completely oblivious or were just focused on averting their eyes from the "fashionable" guy.

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Scantily-Clad Man Spotted Again – This Time on the MRT!

Diamonds might be a girl’s best friends, but this scantily-clad guy clearly prefers his shoes.

He’s been spotted on several occasions now, after he was last seen 2 days ago at a supermarket erm, bending it unlike a certain Beckham.

This time, the man was spotted hanging loose on the MRT .

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