14 Jun '11, 11am

One week's jail for breaking personal protection order

SINGAPORE - His intention was to save his marriage but he now has to spend a week behind bars. Mainland Chinese Cao Xiaodong, 28, had wrongfully restrained his ex-wife, Pan Yinhong, also a China national, at a coffeeshop at Blk 631 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 on May 22. He had been waiting there for her as he wanted to talk to her about their marriage. After she sat down, Cao went up to her, grabbed her left forearm and pulled her away from the table. He then dragged her forcefully for about 50 metres to a bus stop in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, refusing to release Pan. They were separated later by her colleagues, one of whom called for the police, resulting in Cao's arrest. Cao had gone against a temporary personal protection order known as an Expedited Order issued against him a few weeks before the incident. Such an order is issued by the court if there is imminent danger of family viole...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110614-0000143/On...

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