13 Apr '11, 4am

Woman fined for harassing Straits Times journalist

SINGAPORE: A freelance interior designer was fined S$4,000 on Wednesday for sending insulting and threatening messages to a Straits Times journalist. 34-year-old Amy Chua Kwan Ming harassed Joanne Lee eight times between August 2008 and September 2009. The pair met each other face-to-face only once sometime in 2003 or 2004 when Chua asked for Ms Lee's autograph at a taxi stand and the journalist obliged. But Ms Lee started receiving letters and emails from Chua a few years later, some of which were peppered with obscenities. The plump, bespectacled woman claimed that she was Ms Lee's husband and they supposedly had a child together. Chua also sent about three emails to her every day and had presents sent over to Ms Lee's work place. Deputy Public Prosecutor Sanjiv Vaswani told the court that Chua declared her love to Ms Lee in some of the messages. And in several others, C...

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