The man who spat at two women at Woodlands bus interchange last October was convicted of five charges on Wednesday after a three-day trial.
Cleaner Juraimi Kamaludin, 48, was found guilty of being a public nuisance; spitting at customer service officer Teoh Lay Peng, 41, once and pushing her out of the front door of SMRT service 950; two counts of spitting at secretary Lee Kuan Eng, 34, for a total of six times last October.
Juraimi, who has criminal records for mainly theft and drug-related offences, will be sentenced on Friday. Deputy Public Prosecutor Francis Zhang Zeyi had sought a total jail term of four months and two weeks for four of the charges, plus the maximum fine of $1,000 for the public nuisance charge.
On Wednesday, District Judge Lim Keng Yeow rejected Juraimi’s defence that he did not push Ms Teoh and that she had run down the bus on her own.
Source: The Straits Times