Saturday, October 10, 2009

One wife just wasn’t enough for taxi driver

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A SINGAPOREAN who was jailed a day and fined S$5,000 (RM12,000) for bigamy said he has no regrets over his marriages, reported China Press.

The newspaper said taxi driver Keh Teck Bok, who had married three times, was slapped with the bigamy charge last month when it was discovered that he was married to a Chinese national and a Filipina. He had earlier divorced his first wife, a Singaporean.

Keh, 60, had married the Chinese national in 1998 while still legally married to his Singaporean wife.

He had met the Chinese national, who was in her 20s, in Hunan a year earlier and she got pregnant before they got married in China.

Keh’s first wife, whom he married in 1972, found out about the marriage and filed for divorce in 1998. He then married the Filipina in 2003 in the Phillipines. They had a son.

He flew the Chinese wife and his son to Singapore in 2007 but sent her back to China when he was charged. His son continued studying in Singapore.

Keh said he knew it was wrong but he “loves all three women” when interviewed on Thursday.

> The daily also reported that a 28-year-old woman in Singapore left her fiance due to her addiction for Hong Kong TV serials.

Yu Shu Ping would watch the shows on her laptop computer until past midnight, and advice by her 35-year-old fiance Au Guan Rong resulted in arguments.

She then packed her belongings, including the computer, and left their home on Tuesday.