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Witnesses claim cabby struck drunk Norwegian first at retrial
« on: December 29, 2015, 03:19:04 pm »
http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/witnesses-claim-cabby-struck-drunk-norwegian-first-retrial

.... hope justice will prevail eventually ....if indeed the cabbie had struck the first blow, i wonder how he will compensate the FT for his 6 weeks of jail-time and loss of job as DHL director .... :(
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"Cabby assault" retrial: Taxi driver 'refused' to turn on meter
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2015, 10:18:25 am »
http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/cabby-assault-retrial-taxi-driver-refused-turn-meter

..... wow ... what a turnaround,  so it was the taxi-driver who provoked the FT and punched him first .....
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Re: Witnesses claim cabby struck drunk Norwegian first at retrial
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2015, 10:26:58 am »
why wait till so long than wittiness appear? and he suddenly remember he get hit first??

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Re: Witnesses claim cabby struck drunk Norwegian first at retrial
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2015, 11:39:09 am »
why wait till so long than wittiness appear? and he suddenly remember he get hit first??
@Piglet - the first report indicates that the witnessses tried.

"All four witnesses agreed that Corneliussen gave chase, eventually catching Chan and pinning him down by grabbing him by the neck.

But Mr Ayub and Mr Roslan had left the scene after passers-by intervened and were not able to tell the police about the earlier events.

They only made a police report after seeing the TNP report on Corneliussen's conviction, more than six months after the incident.

Mr Ayub said during cross-examination that he received no response from the police after lodging the report. It was not mentioned in court how long they waited.

Both men eventually sought out Corneliussen's defence counsel, Mr Terence Seah from Virtus Law, and told him what they saw."
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Re: Witnesses claim cabby struck drunk Norwegian first at retrial
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2015, 11:41:43 am »
@Piglet - the first report indicates that the witnessses tried.

"All four witnesses agreed that Corneliussen gave chase, eventually catching Chan and pinning him down by grabbing him by the neck.

But Mr Ayub and Mr Roslan had left the scene after passers-by intervened and were not able to tell the police about the earlier events.

They only made a police report after seeing the TNP report on Corneliussen's conviction, more than six months after the incident.

Mr Ayub said during cross-examination that he received no response from the police after lodging the report. It was not mentioned in court how long they waited.

Both men eventually sought out Corneliussen's defence counsel, Mr Terence Seah from Virtus Law, and told him what they saw."

so ma fan de. anyway the cab taxi driver suffer more injury. and for lying to the police he will get into more trouble. stupid ar

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Re: Witnesses claim cabby struck drunk Norwegian first at retrial
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2015, 12:29:45 pm »
so ma fan de. anyway the cab taxi driver suffer more injury. and for lying to the police he will get into more trouble. stupid ar

Teksi driver got no injury wor ....
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Re: Witnesses claim cabby struck drunk Norwegian first at retrial
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2015, 03:56:28 pm »
Teksi driver got no injury wor ....

I thought he get choked by the FT?

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Re: Witnesses claim cabby struck drunk Norwegian first at retrial
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2015, 06:13:29 pm »
I thought he get choked by the FT?

purportedly choked but no injury and no mc ....
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http://news.asiaone.com/news/crime/norwegian-cabby-assault-retrial-told-crowd-you-will-leave-spore-coffin

"You will leave Singapore in a coffin," one bystander allegedly told Arne Corneliussen.

This was after the Norwegian had pinned down a cabby, who had punched him on the left side of his face at Boat Quay last September.But the crowd that had gathered to watch the commotion thought that Corneliussen was the aggressor.

Three men tried to pull him off cabby Chan Chuan Heng, 47. Other people also began shouting at him.This was part of the testimony of Corneliussen, a Singapore permanent resident, who took the stand during his retrial yesterday.He faces one charge of causing hurt by wrapping his hands around the cabby's neck.

Yesterday, the 51-year-old told the court that he had argued with Chan over the taxi fare in the early morning of Sept 22 last year, hours after a Formula 1 race he had attended.Eager to get home after a round of drinks with friends, he was looking for a taxi when he found Chan.The cabby was standing beside his taxi near Boomerang Bistro & Bar at Boat Quay.

But Corneliussen said he was quoted a $45 flat fare to get to his East Coast home.

FLAT FARE

Said Corneliussen: "I insisted to use the meter. I have been living in Singapore for a while and I know a flat fare is not allowed."So I told him I would report him if he chose not to use the meter.

"He got angry and the next thing I know is that everything went black."

Two witnesses testified on Monday that Chan had hit Corneliussen with his right hand at that point.Corneliussen recalled squatting on the pavement and bleeding from his face, then getting back up on his feet.But he could not remember chasing Chan three times and grabbing him by the neck, which witnesses said he did.

He believes the memory loss was due to a concussion from the blow, he later told prosecutors during their cross-examination.He could recall that the crowd had behaved aggressively towards him, so he left the scene as he did not feel safe.But he later returned to the scene."I decided to go back because I wanted to report it. I had been hit, had a headache and was bleeding from the side of my face," he said.

When he got back, he was stopped by three to four people.One man told him that he would be leaving Singapore in a coffin.Soon after Corneliussen was charged on Dec 8 last year, he was fired from his job as a programme management director at DHL.He had also paid Chan $30,000 in compensation after a meeting between the two parties. Chan had asked for the money, said Corneliussen.His lawyer, Mr Terence Seah from Virtus Law, said that Corneliussen pleaded guilty because he had been too drunk to remember the details of the fight, and the police had eyewitness accounts that he had attacked Chan.The Norwegian recalled being surprised when Mr Seah told him about the new witnesses. He was then in prison, serving his 10-week jail sentence.He had been in jail for around six weeks when he was released.District Judge Hamidah Ibrahim will deliver her verdict on Feb 12 next year.
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