Woman guilty of injuring religious feelings of neighbour again
She had been given mandatory treatment order two years ago
A woman was given a two-year mandatory treatment order (MTO) in June 2017 for acts such as placing raw pork outside the home of a Malay-Muslim neighbour.
But two months before the end of the MTO period, Lee Dji Lin targeted Madam Marliah Jonet again in April this year.
Lee, 65, who has delusional disorder, pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of wounding the religious feelings of Madam Marliah.
Offenders given an MTO have to undergo treatment for their mental condition in lieu of jail.
The court heard that Lee lived in an eighth-storey flat in Tampines that was directly above the home of Madam Marliah, 63.
In 2016, she threw raw pork at the front door of Madam Marliah's flat, among other acts, which led to the MTO.
Then, on April 24 this year, Madam Marliah was cleaning her home with her daughter when Lee became unhappy with the vacuuming noise.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Vincent Ong said: "The accused shouted the words, 'anak babi' in Malay, which means 'baby pig' in English, within the hearing of the victim.
"The accused had... the deliberate intention of wounding the religious feelings of the victim."
Madam Marliah informed the police around 6.30pm that day.
On June 11 at 11am, she was cleaning her home when she heard Lee shouting insults directed at her.
Feeling aggrieved, Madam Marliah called the police about an hour later.
DPP Ong urged District Judge Brenda Tan to call for a report to assess Lee's suitability for another MTO, adding that there were "some contributory links" between Lee's delusional disorder and the offences.
Defence lawyer Chung Ting Fai said his client lived in a rental flat. He added that she would be moving to another flat soon.
Judge Tan called for an MTO suitability report and Lee will be sentenced on Dec 12.
Matters pertaining to the breach of her earlier MTO are pending.
Offenders convicted of wounding another person's religious feelings can be jailed for up to three years and fined for each charge.