08 Aug '11, 10pm

Disgruntled ex-employee from SingTel cut fibre optic cables

SINGAPORE - In what is believed to be the first such case here, a disgruntled former SingTel associate engineer has pleaded guilty to mischief for cutting its fibre optic cables after his employment was terminated. Terrance Tan Khoon Shan's actions resulted in thousands of households being unable to connect to the Internet, receive television broadcasts and make telephone calls. The 34-year-old pleaded guilty yesterday to 60 charges of mischief which caused more than $S185,000 worth of damage. The district court heard that Tan joined SingTel in August 2009 to work in the "Fibre to the Home" project, an initiative aimed at providing ultra-high speed Internet connections to end users. His employment was, however, terminated last September. Tan then plotted to sabotage his supervisors by damaging equipment known as "Fibre Splicing Boxes". Deputy Public Prosecutor Sanjiv Vaswa...

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