11 Apr '11, 11pm

Man pleads guilty to killing his girlfriend over a tiff about chopsticks

SINGAPORE - A tiff over chopsticks led a man to kill his girlfriend two years ago, the High Court heard yesterday. On March 6, 2009, at about 11.30pm, Malaysians Chong Kar Yan and Tan Teck Soon met a friend at the hawker centre beside the Bedok bus interchange. Ms Chong, 20, ordered a bowl of fishball noodles and later asked Tan, then 19, to get an extra pair of chopsticks, but he refused to do so. Ms Chong, a waitress, was unhappy and refused to talk to Tan, relenting only when the welder tried to pacify her by feeding her a fishball. However, throughout the meal, Ms Chong was using her mobile phone to make calls and send SMSes, incurring his wrath. When the couple, who had been together for five months, went home that night, they continued to quarrel and went to the 12th floor of a block of flats in Ang Mo Kio. During the quarrel, Ms Chong told Tan that they could not ch...

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