Maskless British Man Filmed in MRT Trained Slapped with 3 Charges Including Harassment


So you may recall that infamous incident, whereby a male sovereign declared that he will never wear a mask.

He wishes to “be free”, he said on a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system that was heading towards Redhill.

And the apparent reason behind it? His religion.

If you’ve forgotten all about it, however, worry not; here’s a video clip to cajole those memories out of their slumber.

And also, an entire article to summarise the ‘harrowing’ experience.

You can view that here.

Maskless British Man Filmed in MRT Trained Slapped with 3 Charges Including Harassment

And well, it seems that the sovereign is back in the news again.

Though lest you’re wondering, it’s not exactly for a heroic feat.

So apparently, the MRT incident was not the sovereign’s only eyebrow-raising antic. On 9 May, he was reported to have used threatening words while addressing Assistant Superintendent Alvin Quek Chin Han.

“I’m going to…drop you,” he reportedly said at around 12:30 a.m.

He’s believed to have used an obscene word beforehand.

Suffice to say; he was invited for a date… with the legal court.

Earlier today (2 July 2021), Briton Benjamin Glynn, 39, arrived at the State Courts building in barefaced fashion, and only put on one when instructed by a security officer.

Even then, his mask was only covering his mouth. It was not until District Judge Lorraine Ho intervened that he finally put it on properly.

It should be noted that the sovereign was dressed in a blue shirt and pink Bermuda shorts.

In court, Judge Ho asked Glynn whether he would be pleading guilty or claiming trial to his charges.


The accused had been charged for three offences, one of which was harassment.

In response, the Briton simply replied: “I don’t understand the options.”

He also indicated that he had a “legal counsel” in the gallery: a man garbed in a striped short-sleeved polo T-shirt and trousers.


According to The Straits TimesGlynn’s pretrial conference will be conducted on 23 July.


He’s currently out on bail of S$5,000.

For violating the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act, he could face an imprisonment term of up to six months and a fine of up to S$10,000.

For harassment, he could face an imprisonment term of up to one year and a fine of up to S$5,000.

Meanwhile, offenders guilty of being a public nuisance could incur a jail term of up to three months and a fine of up to S$2,000.

Not The Only Instance

Over the last few months, several ‘notorious’ figures have emerged for their unwillingness to don a mask in public.

One of them is Phoon Chiu Yoke, also known as the Badge Lady.


According to a news report, she faced a charge under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act, and was last present for a status pre-trial conference on 23 June 2021.

Featured Image: Facebook (Keefe Chan); Youtube (The Straits Times)