AGC appealing against sentence of youth who attacked foreign workers
The Attorney General's Chambers is appealing against the sentence of the teenager who had danced in front of two foreign workers after he and his group had beaten them up.
Daryl Lim Jun Liang, 18, was sentenced to a 10-day short detention order yesterday.
He was also placed on a 12-month day reporting order with tagging and was ordered to perform 150 hours of community service
Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Nicholas Lai had earlier called for Lim to be sent for reformative training, which ranges between 18 months and three years behind bars.
Last year, Lim and his co-accused, Tan Jun Liang, also 18, and two 15-year-olds had bashed up two foreign workers on separate occasions.
They had wanted to test their fighting skills.
Lim even mocked his victims by dancing in front of them and pushed one of them in the head.
Yesterday, District Judge Lim Keng Yeow, said even if Lim had been dealt as an adult offender, an appropriate sentence would have been about two months’ jail.
He felt reformative training would be too much of a sledgehammer approach.
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