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The man who allegedly spat at two women at a bus interchange is contesting five of six charges that he faces.
SINGAPORE: The man who allegedly spat at two women at a bus interchange is contesting five of six charges that he faces.
The spitting incident was caught on a video that went viral.
47-year-old Juraimi Kamaludin, who was not represented by a lawyer, told the court on Friday that he wants to plead guilty to the charge where he is accused of spitting in the face of 34-year-old Lee Kuan Eng.
This allegedly took place on 22 October at about 9.30pm at Woodlands Regional Interchange.
The bespectacled man apologised in court for his actions and said he regrets what he did.
Juraimi went on to explain why he committed this alleged offence.
He said it was because Ms Lee insulted his mother while they were on board the bus.
He added that she also made a derogatory remark about him.
Given that Juraimi is contesting the other five charges, the district judge has set a pre-trial conference meeting on 6 January 2014.
The odd-job worker was charged in October with being a public nuisance with his aggressive behaviour at Woodlands Bus Interchange.
He was said to have spat in Ms Lee's face twice.
He also allegedly spat in the face of another woman - 41-year-old Teoh Lay Peng - and was said to have pushed her out of the bus.
Juraimi is accused of one other charge of disorderly behaviour in September this year, at about 8am, at a void deck at Bukit Batok Street 21.
For pushing Ms Teoh out of the bus, he could be jailed a maximum of six months and fined up to S$2,500.
If convicted of disorderly behaviour, Juraimi could be jailed up to a month and fined S$1,000.
For using criminal force by spitting, he is looking at a maximum jail term of three months and a S$1,500 fine on each count.
The maximum penalty for being a public nuisance by behaving aggressively is a fine of up to S$1,000.