Public Prosecutor v Chen Zhi Qiang Allan

CourtDistrict Court (Singapore)
JudgeYap Siew Yong
Judgment Date19 June 1996
Neutral Citation[1996] SGDC 1
Citation[1996] SGDC 1
Published date19 May 2009
Plaintiff CounselDeputy Public Prosecutor, Malcolm Tan
Defendant CounselDefence Counsel, Navinderjet Singh

19 June 1996

District Judge Yap Siew Yong

The accused pleaded guilty to the following charge:

DAC 20247195

(Exhibit "PIA")

"You, Chen Zhi Qiang Allan, male 17 years NRIC NO. 7806960-J are charged that you on or about the 23rd day of Sept 95 or about 7.20 pm, in front of Orchard Point,Orchard Road, Singapore, together with Koh Bin Hing Andy, Yap Winson, Ng Wan Seng, Neo Tuan Tig Donald, Hoe Meng Hock Thomas, Lim Teck Li, Tan Woon Heng, together with about 20 other unknown male subjects were members of an unlawful assembly, whose common object was to assault a group of persons, and you have thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 143 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224."

The accused admitted without qualification the Statement of Facts marked "A". The complainant in this case was PC Lim Kian Heng attached to the Tanglin Police Division Headquarters. The victims were five boys between the ages of fifteen to seventeen.

On 23rd September 1995 at about 7.20 pm, the complainant together with a party of police officers, whilst on operation in front of Orchard Point, spotted 2 groups comprising about 40 subjects altogether. A gang slogan, 'Yo Ah Yo Sio Gi Ho' was being chanted and shortly after, a fight started. The complainant and the party of police officers moved in and arrested 20 subjects. 2 members from the accused's party, Koh Bin Hing and Yap Wilson were also found in possession of an aluminium rod each. They were arrested for rioting and brought back to Tanglin Police Station.

Investigations revealed that the gang members of the accused, namely, Koh Bin Hing and Yap Wilson were assaulted by members of the rival 'Sio Kun Tong' secret society of the '18' group sometime ago and they wanted to take revenge against the said rival gang. They subsequently reported the matter to their Headman and it was decided that they stage a retaliation attack against the said rival gang.

On Saturday, 23rd September 1995, the accused together with Koh Bin Hig Andy, Yap Winson, Ng Wan Seng, Neo Tuan Ting Donald, Hoe Meng Hock Thomas, Lim Teck Li, Tan Woon Heng and about 20 other unknown members and affiliated gang members of the 'Sio Gi Ho' secret society of the '18' group net at CANTO disco at Marina South for a tea-dance. After the tea-dance at about 6 pm, they proceeded to Dhoby Ghaut MRT station.

On arrival at the MRT station, Koh Bon Hmg Andy and Yap Winson armed themselves with an aluminium rod each. From here they proceeded in the...

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