Man gets life in prison for jaywalking; Deemed no future as plays Mobile Legends


27 SEPTEMBER 2019 SINGAPORE: A man today was charged in court for jaywalking and sentenced to life imprisonment after the judge rejected the defendant’s call for a non-custodial sentence.

Kah, 23, was sentenced to life imprisonment after pleading guilty to one charge of jaywalking on Hougang Street 93. Two similar charges were taken into consideration.

Citing her reasons, District Judge Seh Tai Er described Keow Kah’s offences as “minor trespasses” several times, but deemed that “since the accused has no hope in life, might as well just do life lor.”

She also noted that the court report had found Kah suitable for life imprisonment as his lifestyle choices show he has “never really rank up, quite burden.”

“As a Warrior II level player, he really has no hope in life despite his insistent commitment to always play Mobile Legends.”

In a separate case, a molester was given probation this year in lieu of a jail sentence as the judge found the offences to be “minor intrusions” and found the accused has the “potential to excel in life”.

Kah did not respond to our questions on his sentencing as he was busy playing Mobile Legends.