SingPost vs a man who stuffed rubbish, faeces into letterbox

Chim Wai Chong should not have pleaded guilty for the incident. After all, isn't he said to be suffering from schizophrenia? He should have pleaded, instead, "not guilty by reason of insanity".

Schizophrenia affected his judgment, yes? Therefore his guilty plea should not be accepted.

An unemployed man has pleaded guilty to stuffing rubbish and faeces into a Singapore Post (SingPost) letterbox in April this year.

The court heard that 45-year-old Chim Wai Chong did so as he thought that the letters he posted for several contests were not properly delivered.

He did not win any prizes for the contests and this led him to assume that the postal system had cheated him.

Deputy Public Prosecutor, Anamika Bagchi told District Judge Soh Tze Bian that Chim committed the act of public nuisance to vent his anger.

She said investigations revealed that rubbish and faeces were found inside a mail bag collected from the letterbox located near Block 2, Lorong Lew Lian in the Serangoon area on April 6.

A supervisor from the SingPost then instructed a staff member to monitor the letterbox shortly after discovering them.

Chim was soon spotted stuffing crumpled newspapers into it and was photographed by the SingPost employee.

The court heard that Chim is suffering from schizophrenia and is currently being treated at the Institute of Mental Health.

He faces three charges in all but two others were taken into consideration.

The judge has called for a pre-sentence probation report and the case will be mentioned again on August 2.

For his offence, Chim could be fined a maximum of S$1,000.

From Channel NewsAsia, "Man pleads guilty to stuffing rubbish, faeces into SingPost letterbox".


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