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16 Dec 2010

Man fined S$3,000 for sex act in public

Tan Eng Hong was fined S$3,000 by a district court for performing fellatio on another man in a public toilet.

Tan Eng Hong was fined S$3,000 by a district court on Tuesday for performing fellatio on another man in a public toilet in Citylink Mall, reported Singapore-based Channel NewsAsia on Wednesday.

His partner Chin Chee Shyong was similarly convicted under Section 294 of the Penal Code and fined S$3,000 last month.

Both their charges were amended from Section 377A, which prohibits sexual relations between men and imposes a jail term of up to two years, to Section 294A which imposes a jail term of up to three months, or with fine, or with both.

Tan's lawyer M Ravi, who filed an application on behalf of his client to challenge the constitutionality of Section 377A of the Penal Code was rejected by the High Court last week. M Ravi told Fridae last week that he plans to appeal the High Court's decision.


Reader's Comments

1. 2010-12-17 21:13  
Expensive blow job. A Five Star hotel with limousine service to and from would have been cheaper.
2. 2010-12-18 14:12  
LOL @ ThayT
3. 2010-12-18 14:26  
When they report that the blow-job was in a public toilet, I wonder does that mean inside a cubicle or at the urinal?

If it was inside a cubicle I would have thought that to be a private place. Otherwise why are people not charged with exposing themselves in public and shitting in public?

If it was in full view of anyone who came into the toilet then they deserve to be charged however I am fairly confident that they would have been hidden from view. In which case why wasn't the complainant charged with breaching their privacy and looking into the toilet?
4. 2010-12-18 21:11  
they should up the fine to 5000, anyway is Fridae now the chaser of bathroom blow jobs newsworthy? this shit is not even worth printing and not all gay men are out getting or giving blow jobs in toilets in Singapore, no one is happy with your obession here, move on cause this isn't working out for you guys, especially Alex, no support whatsoever with this dead issue
5. 2010-12-18 23:39  
I don’t know why some people so critical of it. What’s the matter sex in toilet? What “Disgusting” of it?

O Pls! have we all done some naughty sex in someway in some times? Don’t be prude.

For G’s suck, he is just sex in CUBICLE, it is not really “in public”. If they a man and women? Were they calling police? S’gapore catches up, don’t be too conservative.

Anyway S$3,000 fined. It is ridiculous.
Comment #6 was deleted by its author on 2010-12-19 09:03
7. 2010-12-19 09:03  
@ ding245 #5: Yes, that got me thinking...had they been opposite-sex partners, what will the fine and sentencing be like? If there is none...then clearly Singapore does not regard gays as equals to straights...in both words (law) and actions (sentencing).
8. 2010-12-19 18:03  
Public sexual acts of any nature (gay or straight) are a criminal act in Europe, North America and most civilized societies. This stupid article shows clearly how some Asians are stupid enough not to be able to separate fantasy from reality. Those two idiots who got caught in public toilet must have watch too many tacky porno videos and thought it's for real. Sad...
9. 2010-12-21 17:03  
Sex in public toilets is common across Asia. That these two were caught says more about the lax enforcement than about the laws themselves. I am no prude; however, I believe the public has a right to be shielded from activities from which they are adverse; hence, the reason much of the world has laws against sex in public places (pls advise me of any country that does NOT have such a law as I want to research it's culture to understand why now).

Like most people (and I will use the word 'normal' here), I use public toilets for their designed purpose. I am rather offended that two (or more) horny lads (it could be ladies were I tran, I guess) are having a go while I try to take a shite in the next cubical. Leave it where it belongs or you might pay in both monetary terms and in reputation...depending on enforcement, of course!
10. 2010-12-21 18:34  
"Sex in public toilets is common across Asia."

Ah huh and where did the word 'cottaging' originate in?

Dutch to legalise gay sex in public park
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ worldnews/1581598/ Dutch-to-legalise-gay-sex-in-public-park.html

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