A 33-year old Malaysian cook, Yek Teng Kui, was sentenced to a $2,500 fine for an offence of causing hurt – he had choked a Vietnamese prostitute after she changed her mind and refused to have unprotected sex with him in their hotel room at Balestier Hotel.
Here are some brief, available facts on the case:
- He pleaded guilty to 1 charge.
- Yek had met the victim at Orchard Towers and they later checked into the hotel.
- Although he had put on a condom initially, he removed it before starting to have sex with the victim.
- When the woman refused to have sex with him, he choked her twice on the neck which caused scratches and redness on her neck. She did not seek any medical treatment.
- Yek was not represented by a criminal defence lawyer in Court.
- In mitigation, he asked the Court to impose a light fine and told the Court that he was a divorcee with a son.
More information on the case may be found here.