A Singaporean law student has been charged in Hong Kong for assaulting his girlfriend.Brandon Tee, 24, a student at the National University of Singapore, met Ju Benhua during a year-long student exchange at Hong Kong University.The incident happened on 8 July. The couple had a fight in Tee’s apartment in the Central district and he hit her.His girlfriend Ju Benhua filed charges after he allegedly attacked her.
Tee’s mother said: “They were fighting and yes, he hit Ju Benhua, but it was a spur-of-the-moment thing and out of anger. We’re hoping to settle this out of court.”Tee is currently out on HK$10,000 (S$1,500) bail. His parents have flown to Hong Kong to accompany their son during the court hearing.
The court hearing has been adjourned until 10 Aug as Ju Benhua – who is still in contact with Tee – is reluctant to take the witness stand. Brandon Tee Zhi Yi, 24, from the National University of Singapore, met Ms Ju Benhua while on a year-long student exchange at Hong Kong University.
He has been charged with one count of assault causing bodily hurt to Ms Ju Benhua after allegedly attacking her in his apartment in the Central district, Chinese media in Hong Kong reported.
According to Tee’s mother, with whom The Straits Times spoke yesterday, the incident happened on July 8, after which Ms Ju Benhua filed charges. “They were fighting and yes, he hit her, but it was a spur-of-the-moment thing and out of anger,” she said, asking to be named only as Mrs Tee. “We’re hoping to settle this out of court.”
Mrs Tee, who works in logistics, added that she and her husband had flown to Hong Kong to be with their son because of the court hearing, which has been adjourned until Aug 10.The Straits Times understands the adjournment was made as Ms Ju Benhua has been in contact with Tee and is reluctant to take the witness stand.