S’pore may cane accused graffiti man

June 22, 2010
Singapore Democrats

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A Swiss software consultant is expected to plead guilty to spray-painting a Singapore metro train with graffiti, an offence punishable by caning, court sources and local media said on Monday.

Oliver Fricker, 32, appeared in court wearing a white shirt and striped blue tie, ignoring reporters’ questions as he walked into the building for a brief pre-trial session prior to entering his plea on Thursday.

Fricker’s lawyer Derek Kang did not comment on what plea they will enter, but judicial sources familiar with such cases said the Swiss man is expected to enter a guilty plea in the hope of getting a more lenient sentence.