Chinese nationals jailed for kneeling on Bendemeer Road
A married couple from China, who knelt on Bendemeer Road last month, were each jailed five weeks on Wednesday (Sept 9).
Sales assistant Yang Xuemei, 28 and mechanic Bao Weilong, 29, pleaded guilty to one count each of criminal trespass and committing a rash act on Aug 24.
The couple had gone to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Services Centre at Bendemeer Road at around 9am that day.
They wanted to enquire if Yang could get a $6,000 refund which she had paid an agent in China before coming here to work.
When a customer service officer told them MOM could not help her obtain the refund, the couple knelt at the foyer of Hall A of the centre and refused to budge.
They also held a sheet of paper on which they had stated their grouses in Mandarin.
Later that day, they knelt in the middle of Bendemeer Road.
Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 10.
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