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‘Phua Chu Kang’ Actor Fined & Banned From Driving For 3 Months After He Was Caught Speeding


Source: Astro Awani & Today Online

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Gurmit Singh, who is best known for his TV character Phua Chu Kang, has been fined and banned from driving after he was caught speeding at about 131km/h with his son on a road with a speed limit of 70km/h.

According to The Straits Times, the 56-year-old Singaporean actor was fined SGD800 (RM2,490) and banned from driving for three months. He pleaded guilty to one charge under the Road Traffic Act today (8 June).

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The offence was committed on 12 April at 9.30pm when Gurmit Singh drove his luxury sedan believed to be an Audi A8 L along Woodlands Avenue 12 towards Seletar Expressway.

He told the court that he noticed a ‘flapping sound’ and wanted his son to hear it too, reported CNA. He said he heard the sound before picking up his son from his workplace.

“After I got him, I wanted him to hear the same sound, and I realised it comes out at 100kmh.”

“I’m not saying I should drive at that speed… but it was just a short spurt,” he said, adding that he was unaware he had reached a speed of 131km/h and claimed it was just a ‘one-off thing’.

Gurmit Singh At The State Courts On Jun 8 2021

Gurmit Singh later said he regretted his actions after District Judge Salina Ishak told him he had put his son’s life in danger.

“I understand, your honour. I regret doing what I did,” he said.

He also uploaded a video on his Instagram account, apologising and promising to do better.


Also read: Tg Pagar Crash: Driver Bought Second-hand BMW For Over RM609k; Allegedly Took Friends on Joyride Before Crash


Source: Today Online
Source: CNA

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