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男子因猥亵熟睡的女友母亲被判入狱及鞭刑

Jan 22, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership

新加坡:一名25岁男子于周四(1月21日)因猥亵熟睡的女友母亲被判9个月监禁,并被处以鞭刑。

由于保护受害者身份的禁言令,这名无法透露姓名的男子承认,在女友的家中猥亵了她的母亲。

期间还从案情调查中得知,被告于去年3月9日与女友生下一名婴儿,并在其母亲家中寄养。

早上8点左右,他的女朋友就去自己的房间睡觉了,因为她晚上一直在照顾孩子。

在上午11点半之前,被告进入受害者的房间拿枕头。他看到他女朋友的母亲睡着了,且她的乳房裸露在外面。

副检察官Tin Shu Min说,被告猥亵了她,还捏了她的胸部几次。他还用手摸了一下受害者的嘴。

当受害者醒来时,她看到被告脱下裤子蹲在她身边。

被告告诉她“我们做爱吧”,受害者拒绝了。随后,受害者问被告她的女儿和婴儿在哪里,被告说他们睡在外面。

受害者假装继续睡觉,然后被告就离开了。她对所发生的事情感到震惊,但没有立即报案,因为她担心这会引起被告的怀疑。

下午12点35分,当被告被婴儿分散注意力时,受害者抓住机会报了案,最终警察将他逮捕。

此后,受害者开始定期参加心理健康研究所的治疗项目课程,因为该事件使她感到抑郁。

法庭表示,尽管治疗过程和处方药对她有所帮助,但当她回忆起这次事件时,她仍然受到了触动和创伤。

检察官要求法院作出最终判决,并指出了对受害者造成的伤害,以及被告2013年因性犯罪被判缓刑。

如果被告使用犯罪式暴力来猥亵甚至侵犯被害者的罪名成立,则他可能会被判处最高两年的监禁,罚款,鞭刑,或以上数种惩罚一并执行。

新闻来源:CNA/ll(ta)

PSP's Tan Cheng Bock voted out as Sec-Gen after alleged party infighting

Apr 01, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership

Former Republic of Singapore Air Force colonel Francis Yuen has been appointed secretary-general of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), taking over from party founder Tan Cheng Bock.

Dr Tan, 80, has become party chairman. This was announced by the PSP on Thursday (April 1), after its central executive committee (CEC) met on Wednesday.

In a Facebook post, PSP Non-Constituency MP Leong Mun Wai said Mr Yuen was the committee's unanimous choice to "lead PSP to the next level".

"Francis will lead and galvanise the party while (Dr Tan) concentrates on strengthening external support for PSP," he wrote.

Chairman role is basically a glorified flower pot

In many organisations around the world, the Secretary-General position has the authority to make all the decisions of running the organisation - or party. The Chairman generally does not have any more power pe se than any other voting member of the Executive Committee, except the power to run board meetings.

Comparatively, the Secretary-General is like the Chief Executive Officer of the company.

For example, the People's Action Party chairman is Gan Kim Yong while the Secretary-General is Lee Hsien Loong.

Party infighting?

The change comes amid reports of a rift in the party. An online news site, the RedWire Times, said in March that some party cadres have demanded for Dr Tan to step down as secretary-general, and allow for "more talented rising stars" to take over.

Commenting on the Redwire Times report, PSP member Kumaran Pillai said the new CEC line-up is in no way a reflection of any disagreement over the leadership of the party. Rather, Mr Yuen assuming the secretary-general role is part of a planned transition, he added.

“When Dr Tan started the party, he said he will mentor someone younger, and he hasn’t deviated from his original mission. People shouldn’t be reading too much into it.”

Mr Pillai added that he had a long dialogue with the party cadre who was quoted anonymously by Redwire Times as saying that some cadres are mustering support to demand for Dr Tan to step down from his post.

“His intention is not to stage a coup within the party. I think people have misinterpreted it and misunderstood what he said, sometimes it's like playing broken telephone, you say one thing and by the time you get to the last person, the whole story gets distorted along the way... there’s no infighting, there's no malice,” he said.

In other words, the flower pot needs watering.