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A 26-year-old China woman, who is given Singaporean permanent residency, avoided jail sentence after she was found guilty for animal cruelty. According to a press release by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA), at around 11.30am on 30 August 2016, Wang Jun sat on her dog, covered its mouth, strangled and hit it in the neck after the dog kept barking. Her 8-year-old pet terrier then started foaming from the mouth and died.

The process was recorded by her 61-year-old mother-in-law, Lai Suet Meng, when she found it strange that Wang Jun climbed into the dog’s pen wielding an umbrella. The shocked elderly then called the police. The police then found the China woman, according to court hearing, “in a daze and when questioned, started talking nonsense … and appeared to be mentally unstable.”

The Singapore PR was sentenced to a mandatory 24-months psychiatric treatment by the AVA, avoiding a jail sentence for animal cruelty of up to 18 months and a fine of up to S$15,000.

The Singapore media however censored Wang Jun’s face because of her nationality, while in another ongoing dog abuse case, the Singaporean’s face was fully published.