In May this year, Singaporean nurse Muhammad Najib bin Ngasewan shared how his family had been harassed by their neighbour for an entire year.
The acts of harassment include:
- Use of vulgarities and insulting remarks at the nurse's family
- Spraying disinfectant towards the nurse's unit and occupants
- Splashing water along the shared common corridor
After a year, the duo who harassed the family was charged in court on May 21, 2021.
In a report by Straits Times, Lim Sok Lay was charged with harassment and being a public nuisance.
Her husband, Cheang Eng Hock, was also charged with harassment.
In an Instagram post on July 16, however, Najib shared that despite ongoing criminal proceedings, Lim and Cheang allegedly continued with the harassment.
As such, he decided to take action via the Protection from Harassment Court.
Najib said that he has been granted an expedited protection order (EPO) against Lim and Cheang, as of July 16, 2021.
For the uninitiated, an EPO is a temporary order that is granted when urgent intervention is needed.
According to the EPO, his neighbours are prohibited from various actions including:
- Using vulgarities, profanities or any threatening, abusive or insulting words towards them
- Observing them from a distance or through the use of video recording devices
- Make loud retching noise or other similar sounds to cause harassment
- Spraying disinfectant liquid towards them
- Splashing soapy or dirty water towards them
- Stalking or visiting their workplace to cause harassment
You can read his full post here:
Top image from @jibby4g.