A Chinese national was sentenced to nine months’ jail term, the harshest punishment meted out so far, for theft on board an aircraft. On 8 June 2013, the 32-year-old Yue Liangfu stole a brown trolley bag belonging to 69-year-old Cambodian, Kuy Touch, during a SilkAir (subsidiary of SIA) flight from Singapore to Phnom Penh. Judge See said Yue had pre-meditation and was not cooperative upon his arrest. Yue had initially claimed trial but decided to plead guilty after realising there was a video clip of his actions. The highest penalty is a jail term of three years and a fine.
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