The woman who threw pork at her Malay neighbour’s flat in Tampines last year was sentenced to 24 months of Mandatory Treatment Order (MTO) by a district court on Friday (30 June).
Lee Dji Lin, 63, pleaded guilty to one charge of deliberately wounding the religious and racial feelings of her neighbour and another charge under the Protection of Harassment Act (POHA) in April this year.
Appearing before District Judge Eddy Tham, Lee, who was accompanied by her daughter, was calm as the sentence was translated to her in Mandarin.
Lee committed the offences against her 61-year-old neighbour, Marliah Jonet, in June 2016. In an interview with Yahoo Singapore a month later after the incidents, Marliah, who was staying in the unit directly above Lee’s, said she had suffered daily harassment from Lee for six years.
Her plight was highlighted on social media after her sister-in-law, former model Hanis Hussey, posted a video on YouTube of the incident last year.
Victim unhappy with outcome
When contacted by phone, Marliah told Yahoo Singapore that she was unhappy with the outcome of the case. Marliah insisted that Lee has not stopped the abuse even after she was charged.
Marliah, who was crying when she was talking to this reporter, said that the sentence was unfair and that she has been calling the police every other day to complain about Lee.
Lee continued to curse and swear at her on a daily basis while out on bail, Marliah said. The police had gone to Lee’s house about the matter but Lee refused to open her door, according to Marliah.
“I do not believe that she is not sent to prison…The only way is for me to engage a lawyer (to file a civil suit) but I do not have the money to do so,” she said.