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'You're threatening to put me in a cage?' Briton fined $8,000 for repeatedly refusing to wear mask in City Square Mall

SINGAPORE - A 55-year-old Briton who repeatedly refused to wear a mask in public when it was mandatory to do so has been fined $8,000 after pleading guilty to one count of breaching Covid-19 regulations. Mockridge Philip Richard, a Singapore permanent resident, had refused to wear a mask in City Square Mall on May 16 last year. Two similar charges involving him not wearing a mask on two separate occasions - in Sengkang MRT station in November 2020 and Serangoon MRT station in December that year - were taken into consideration on Thursday (Aug 18) for his sentencing. The court heard that Mockridge was defiant when police officers approached him in MOS Burger in City Square Mall. He had his mask pulled down over his chin, even though he was not eating or drinking. When told to mask up, Mockridge said: "Are you sure about that? I'm not so sure", and asked to see their identification. He then walked away from the officers, still unmasked, to collect his packed food from the restaurant counter. أقرأ مع دي في