'MBS badge woman' has S$12,000 bail revoked, is remanded after not wearing mask in public again

She was spotted without a mask again on June 25 in Mandarin Orchard.

Zhangxin Zheng | July 24, 2021, 03:14 PM

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The woman who was charged for not wearing a face mask in public on multiple instances now has her bail of S$12,000 revoked after facing a fresh charge.

Phoon Chiu Yoke first came into the limelight after a video of her refusing to wear mask at Marina Bay Sands went viral in May this year.

Phoon, who was previously released on bail, is now remanded after being charged for not wearing a face mask on June 25 in Mandarin Orchard, CNA reported.

She now faces 22 charges and is set to appear at a pre-trial conference on July 26.


Previously, Phoon's bail was increased from S$8,000 to S$12,000 after she was found not complying with Covid-19 measures while on bail.

In earlier court hearings, Phoon, who is a former navy officer, claimed to be an "eye witness" to many cases during her time in the SAF, and described the cases as "grave" and "very serious in nature".

"Due to all these cases in the past, I should be granted immunity as a citizen," she said.

She had also claimed that wearing a mask makes her feel breathless and worsens her eczema and urged the court to drop her charges on the grounds of "ethical and medical values".

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