21 Mar '11, 3pm

Celebrity chef charged with negligent act that killed motorcyclist

SINGAPORE: Celebrity chef Melvyn Lee Shang Bin, host of "Accidental Chef" which was telecast on Channel NewsAsia, was charged on Monday with a negligent act that killed a motorcyclist. Lee, 24, allegedly failed to control his car properly when he was driving along the East Coast Parkway towards Ayer Rajah Expressway at 6pm on 18 October 2009. His vehicle is said to have veered towards the left, hitting a car in the middle lane. Lee's car allegedly veered one more time, went over the centre median and ended up facing the vehicles heading in the opposite direction towards Changi Airport. In that process, the car allegedly hit a motorcyclist, 26-year-old Muhammad Farhan Kassim, who later succumbed to his injuries and died in hospital. Lee is also accused of causing hurt to 43-year-old secretary, Tan Siew Keam, the front seat passenger of the first car he hit. Lee will be back...

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