Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Republic of Singapore Navy regular at top Australian military academcy suspended for alleged acts of indecency committed in Oz

The Passage: Singapore Navy regular, Benedict Ang Yong Chuean, has his day in court in Canberra. (Source: Canberra Times)

Navy regular suspended following alleged indecent acts

By Monica Kotwani Updated 04:35 PM May 29, 2012
Source: TODAYonline

SINGAPORE - A regular in the Singapore Navy has been suspended following charges of alleged acts of indecency, committed in Australia.

The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said 21-year-old Lieutenant Benedict Ang Yong Chuean was training at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.

Australian media reports said Ang was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly entered the room of a female cadet in Canberra on May 6.

Ang has been charged with two counts of indecency without consent.

He pleaded not guilty to both charges today in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Magistrates Court.

Reports said he has been granted bail, on the condition that he not make contact with five other cadets at the Academy.

MINDEF's director of public affairs Colonel Kenneth Liow said Ang was scheduled to appear again in court on Aug 9. CHANNEL NEWSASIA


Anonymous said...

Hi David, if you keep track of the news coming from the ADFA, it seems that this is just the latest in a series of cases involving sexual misconduct among the cadets. I'm not sure if this is related to the organizational culture in place there.

David Boey said...

Will keep ADFA-related stories on watch list. :)

Interestingly, on the other side of the globe on Tuesday, RSN Lieutenant Sam Tan Wei Shen made the news for better reasons. BZ.

Warm regards,


BikerBruther said...

Kilat sial. What brand the sunglass?

Ah Tiong said...

Wah laow, enter room only kenah charge ah?

Neh mind, blame SDU lah.