Twin sisters who assaulted property manager at Simei Green condo seeking damages from him

Twin sisters Tang Bei and Tang Lei who were fined last month for assaulting property manager, Colvin Quek Choon Kiat, are now seeking damages from him. 

According to The Straits Times, Tang Lei is seeking $5,000 in damages from Mr Quek, while Tang Bei is seeking $50,000 from both Mr Quek, 65, and his employer, Hilandas Property and Facilities Management. 

The two 50-year-old Chinese nationals filed their statement of claims in Nov 2016.

In her suit, Ms Tang Bei said she went to the condominium's management office to apply for a replacement access card in February 2015 because hers was faulty.

However, she said Mr Quek refused to process her application before saying "something to the effect that he would fall in love" with her and she claimed he assaulted her after.

According to her, he shouted: "Get out of Singapore" to her and court documents state that she suffered "indignity and emotional trauma".

She said that the condominium manager directed "xenophobic remarks" at her when she said she did not want him to serve her.

Ms Tang Bei said that her sister, Ms Tang Lei, heard the commotion from outside and stepped in to help.

The claim stated that Mr Quek then directed "similar xenophobic remarks" at Ms Tang Lei before hitting Ms Tang Bei's head forcefully.

A video taken shows the sisters spitting and throwing punches

Mr Quek defended himself by saying that Ms Tang Bei entered the management office in Feb 2015 "demanding" a resident cum access card and handed him $100.

He said that after refusing to provide a photograph and show proof of her residency in the complex, she demanded for the money to be returned.

"Suddenly and without warning, the plaintiff lifted the service counter flap and forced her way into the area behind the service counter... Instinctively, (Mr Quek) raised his hand... and managed to stop her," the condominium manager said in his defence.

A female colleague returned the money after Ms Tang Bei "retreated to her original position", he said.

Talking about the later incident, Mr Quek stated in his defence that Ms Tang Bei and her sister returned to his office on April 28, 2015. 

According to Mr Quek, Ms Tang Bei said that she did not want to be served by him, a scuffle broke out and the two women hit his face.

Richard Siaw is representing the twins and the civil cases of both of them are still pending. 

In July, after a separate 20-day criminal trial, Ms Tang Bei was convicted of causing hurt to condominium security officer Charles Kenneth Bligh, as well as one count each of assaulting and using criminal force on Mr Quek.

Ms Tang Lei was convicted of four charges: Causing hurt to Mr Bligh, as well as two counts of using criminal force and an assault charge involving Mr Quek.

Last month, District Judge Sarah Tan fined Ms Tang Bei $2,100 and Ms Tang Lei $2,500.

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