SOURCE: The Straits Times
ARMED with a samurai sword and fuelled by alcohol, Feizal Abu Bakar went to confront a neighbour he suspected of reporting him for drug consumption.
As the man was not in, his wife bore the brunt of Feizal’s anger. Yesterday, the 28-year-old pleaded guilty to hurting Ms Wirdawati Che Muning with the weapon, which had a 40cm blade. The housewife, 36, suffered cuts and abrasions on her head, back and limbs.
Feizal also pleaded guilty to assaulting his own wife, in contravention of a personal protection order taken out against him.
A district court heard that a resident called the police at 7.15pm on Jan 7 after hearing screams and seeing Feizal, sword in hand, standing over his neighbour’s wife in the first-storey corridor of a block of flats in Boon Lay Drive.
Police seized three other ceremonial samurai swords exhibited in Feizal’s living room. The length of the blades ranged from 38cm to 58cm.
Investigations showed that his blood-alcohol level was 137mg, much higher than the drink-driving limit of 80mg.
Three days earlier, he had slapped, punched and kicked his own wife, a 34-year-old Indonesian national. The attack breached a personal protection order that she had taken out last November to keep him at bay.
Feizal, a deliveryman, will be sentenced on July 9 as he wanted time to prepare arguments for a lighter sentence. He could be jailed for up to seven years, fined up to $10,000, and caned for causing hurt with a weapon.
For contravening the personal protection order, he could be jailed for up to a year, fined up to $5,000 or both.