Indian-Singaporean jailed for assaulting volunteer who asked him to wear mask

After pleading guilty to one count each of assault, harassment, and an offence under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act, Chandra, a driver, was sentenced to seven weeks in prison on Friday.

Indian-Singaporean jailed for assaulting volunteer who asked him to wear mask
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An Indian-origin Singaporean was sentenced to seven weeks in prison for attacking a volunteer at a local food centre after being requested to wear his mask properly as part of safety precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

According to The Straits Times, K Chandra Segaran, 58, yelled racial comments and attacked Brandon Ong, a "SG Clean Ambassador" on duty to ensure individuals wear masks over their mouths correctly in public areas.