A couple involved in a dispute over a table at a hawker centre in Toa Payoh were charged in court on Thursday (June 15).
Chow Chuin Yee, 45, is accused of using criminal force by using his body to forcefully barge against 76-year-old Ng Ai Hua, alias Ivor Ng. He is also alleged to have behaved in a disorderly manner by pushing some bowls and plates off the table onto the ground.
His wife, Tay Puay Leng, 38, was charged with using abusive words on Mr Ng with the intent to cause alarm.
Police arrested them on April 25.
Their lawyer S. Balamurugan asked for time to make representations. The couple will be back in court on July 12.
If convicted, Tay can be fined up to $5,000 and/or jailed for up to six months. The maximum penalty for using criminal force is three months’ jail and a $1,500 fine, and for disorderly behaviour, $2,000 and six months’ jail.