Woman who threw pork at Malay neighbour's flat in Tampines pleads guilty

Safhras Khan
A screenshot of a YouTube video showing Lee Dji Lin, 63, harassing a neighbour. The video has been taken down (PHOTO: YouTube/Jane Smith)

The woman who threw pork at a Malay neighbour’s flat in Tampines pleaded guilty to two charges on Thursday (27 April).

Lee Dji Lin, 63, admitted to one charge of deliberately wounding the religious and racial feelings of her neighbour and another charge under the Protection of Harassment Act (POHA) before District Judge Eddy Tham in the State Courts. Another charge under POHA was taken into consideration.

Lee committed the offences against her neighbour, Marliah Jonet, 61, in June last year.

In July last year, Marliah spoke to Yahoo Singapore about the incidents and said that Lee had been harassing her family for six years. Former model Hanis Hussey, Marliah’s sister-in-law, posted a video on YouTube last year, allegedly showing Lee being caught in the act.

Reading from the statement of facts, Deputy Public Prosecutor Ruth Teng said that Marliah lodged a police report that someone had thrown pork meat outside her flat in Tampines.

On 18 June 2016, Marliah opened the door to let her daughter in, and she noticed what appeared to be a piece of raw meat outside her flat. She decided to view footage recorded in her CCTV, which she had installed outside her flat.

The footage revealed that Lee had thrown the meat from a lift towards Marliah’s flat. Forensic investigations later confirmed that the meat was pork.

The court also heard that on 14 June 2016, Marliah heard Lee shouting from her kitchen window. Marliah’s flat is located on the ninth floor while Lee was staying directly below her.

When Marliah went to her kitchen, she saw Lee holding a bamboo pole with a female undergarment attached to the end of the pole and swinging it upwards, towards her kitchen window.

Judge Tham ordered Lee to get a Mandatory Treatment Order suitability report from the Institute of Mental Health. Lee will be back in court on 25 May for sentencing.