Photo of crowded MRT from CNA

A Singapore permanent resident Indonesian was jailed 6 weeks today (Oct 6) for grinding his groin against a 27-year-old woman’s butt on the MRT. On April 5 this year, Sasmita Tjakra, 41, saw the victim boarded the train at Admiralty station and proceeded to make light touches against her using his groin.

When the woman moved away to stand in front of a 2-seater compartment, the molester then positioned himself behind her and continued the lewd act. The victim then turned around and took a photo of him. Although the picture captured showed only half his face, the Singapore Police was able to identify the man and hauled him up for arrest.

In his mitigation, the molester said he has since resigned his job as a restaurant crew leader and have been cooperative with the police. The Singapore judge then gave him a 6 weeks jail sentence out of a maximum 2 years’ sentence.

Singapore’s public transport is overcrowded and molest victims often suffered silently out of public shaming.