12 Aug '17, 6am

He had just recently completed an 11-year-long jail sentence

He had just recently completed an 11-year-long jail sentence

An Indian-origin man has been sentenced to six months and four weeks in prison by a court in Singapore for assaulting and threatening law enforcement officials who summoned him for smoking in a prohibited area. Ramasamy Soogumar, 59, on Friday admitted in a court to three offences for causing hurt to a police officer and a National Environment Agency (NEA) officer whose colleague had summoned him for smoking in an unauthorised area, The Straits Times reported. Within a little over a year from his release in June last year after serving an 11-year, 12-stroke sentence for robbery with hurt, Soogumar, who works as a cleaner at a school, found himself in trouble with the law again. NEA enforcement officer Gugan Santhirasakaran, 24, and his colleague Salvin Kaur Mindar Singh, 23, saw the man smoking a cigarette while drinking beer in the void deck of Apartment Block 676, Hougan...

Full article: http://www.republicworld.com/s/4675/singapore-based-59-ye...

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