A while back, there was a second “sovereign” woman who seen being rude to two mall staff. It was found out later on that she had apparently made some racist remarks as well.
Here’s a refresher for you, in case you have short term memory like me.
She has since made the news again after she told the court yesterday (22 May) that she would be claiming trial.
Her Return To Court
According to Yahoo News, when Kasturi Govindasamy Retnamsamy, 40 was asked by the district judge whether she would be engaging a lawyer, she said: “I think I would be the best counsel for myself”.
I mean, sure, if you say so, but you could have just said yes or not.
And moving on…
She added, “If I’m not claiming trial, I will not be here”.
The last time we heard of her, she was remanded at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for psychiatric observation. The prosecution told the court that her IMH report was ready and sought a shorter adjournment to finalise administrative issues.
Unfortunately, for all of the kay-pohs out there, the contents of her report were not revealed in court.
Replying to the prosecution, Kasturi said she “did not understand the offences”.
Yet, when asked if she needed her charges read to her again, she declined, saying that she had already signed her charges.
Just so you know, she once said, “Are you all dumb? Or sophisticatedly stupid? Cheers to you all.”
Kasturi case has been fixed for a pre-trial conference on 29 May 2020.
On May 9, Kasturi was filmed arguing with a man at Sun Plaza after he had requested for her to wear her mask properly.
According to the Facebook post by the Singapore Police Force, the woman had also insulted the staff and hurled vulgarities at a security officer who by came to assist.
When asked for her identity, she started peeling off the address sticker on her identity card and when one of the police officers tried to stop her, she assaulted the officer and remained uncooperative, and even made a racist remark.
She was subsequently arrested.
Kasturi’s first mention on May 9 handed her five charges including- struggling and resisting arrest, using abusive words on a police officer and verbally abusing another man and two women.
Under the Section 332 of the Penal Code, voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from carrying out his or her duty carries an imprisonment term of up to seven years, and shall be liable to a fine or caning.
Insulting or abusive language with the intention to cause harassment to another person under Section 3(2) of the Protection from Harassment Act carries an imprisonment term of up to six months or a fine of up to $5,000 or both.
On top of all that, for not wearing her mask properly, Kasturi has also flout one of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures ) (Control Order) Regulations 2020.
I guess this serves as a warning to all of us as well. Better wear your mask properly.
And don’t be a Sovereign. Even if your middle name is sarcasm.
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