Benjamin Glynn was seen without a mask on a train was ordered by a judge on Thursday (Aug 5) to be remanded at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) after ranting in court.
The prosecution also pointed out that British national Benjamin Glynn’s family and friends had written to them reporting a “marked change of behavior” in Glynn that was noticeable, especially after COVID-19 restrictions set in.
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Glynn, 40, faces four charges for failing to wear a mask without reasonable excuse, public nuisance, and threatening words towards a public servant.
Glynn repeated that he was a sovereign, living man against whom the charges had no effect throughout the hearing. He called the proceedings “preposterous” and “disgusting.”
His supporters filled the courtroom, with one woman repeatedly laughing and another clapping loudly when Glynn slammed Singapore’s judiciary. Court officers stepped in to stop them at various points.
On the first day of his trial, Benjamin Glynn, 40, who is now in remand after his bail of $5,000 was revoked on July 19, said: “I will never plead guilty or not guilty.”
The unrepresented Briton also said that he has a “legal counsel”, pointing to a man who turned up in court wearing a dark-colored suit.
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It turned out that the man, identified as Mr. Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman, had been his bailor.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Timotheus Koh told the court that Mr. Abdul Rashid was not an advocate and solicitor at the Supreme Court of Singapore.
Abdul Rashid could not represent anybody in Singapore as he had not been called to the bar here.
The prosecutor said that the Briton’s family and friends had written in, stating that there had been a marked change in his behavior after Covid-19 restrictions were rolled out in Singapore.
The DPP also highlighted Glynn’s behavior in court on Thursday as well as during earlier proceedings and said: “The accused’s behavior in court speaks for itself.
Objecting to the application, Glynn raised his voice and exclaimed: “My mind is crystal clear… I’m wide awake. I’m enlightened… Just because I refuse to be a slave, you accuse me of being a lunatic.”
He had his bail revoked and has been on remand since then.
For each charge under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act, an offender can be jailed for up to six months and fined up to $10,000.
If convicted of harassment, an offender can be jailed for up to a year and fined up to $5,000.