Accused of talking too loudly on a bus, Chinese national Mr Liu Tie was beaten up by a fellow passenger.
His injuries included 'a swollen eye and scratches on his neck', according to The New Paper.
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China man bashed for ‘talking too loudly’ on bus

From The New Paper.

May 29, 2008.

Mr Liu, a China national working as a waiter at the Beng Thin Hoon Kee Restaurant in OCBC Centre, had made the call to his mother in Jilin, China, after he finished work on Sunday night.

Said Mr Liu, 22, in Mandarin: ‘I was talking to my mum when I boarded bus number 145 from Boat Quay.’

He said the bus had about 20 people in it.

Soon after he sat down, he claimed that a man sitting some rows behind him told him aggressively to keep his voice down.

‘I was still talking to my mother. So I lowered my voice. She kept asking me what was happening. I didn’t want to worry her, so I told her it was all right,’ he said.

After he finished the conversation with his mother, he turned to look at the man.

‘He was still scolding me, gesturing with his hands and feet. He made his hand into the shape of a gun and pointed at me. Then he kicked his legs about, in a threatening manner,’ said Mr Liu.

He claimed the man then rushed over and started beating him up.

‘He just came at me, held my neck and rained blows down the right side of my face,’ he said.

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