Short-detention orders for two brothers in Singapore who assaulted ex-SIA pilot

Published date28 May 2022
Publication titleMalay Mail Online

Suspecting that his girlfriend was cheating on him, Fazli Hisham Mohd Fairuz Shah got into a dispute with the other man, Mohammad Raihan Mohd Rizal, before accidentally punching Raihan's mother.

Her other sons heard about what had happened and went to confront Fazli, before the group began physically fighting with each other.

On Thursday (May 26), Raihan's brothers - Mohammad Rezwan Mohd Faizal, 23, and Muhammad Farhan Safari, 28 - were sentenced to short-detention orders of 14 days and 10 days respectively.

Offenders who receive this community-based sentence will have to serve time behind bars for up to two weeks, but they will have no criminal record when released.

Both men pleaded guilty to one charge each of voluntarily causing hurt to Fazli, 30.

A few months before the assault, Fazli, a former Singapore Airlines pilot, was fined S$3,000 (RM9,600) for a separate offence of breaching the Official Secrets Act by forwarding a photograph of a dead domestic helper to a WhatsApp chat group.

Fazli had received the photo from his girlfriend Nurizzah Afiqah Hussain, who worked as a paramedic and was at the scene of the death. Nurizzah was also fined S$3,000.

In the present case, Fazli suspected that Nurizzah was cheating on him with Raihan. The three of them, Raihan's wife, and Raihan's mother met at Kallang Wave Mall on the afternoon of Jan 11, 2020.

The two men began arguing and Fazli inadvertently punched Raihan's mother who was trying to separate them.

Farhan and Rezwan, who were home at the time, later learned about this and went over to the mall.

When Fazli appeared to be unapologetic about punching the older woman, Raihan allegedly punched him. Farhan and...

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