Of all the people you’d expect the least to break the law would be a law professor. Not this law professor though who almost broke the arm of a cabbie.
On Christmas Day in 2013, an intoxicated Sundram Peter Soosay, an assistant law professor at the National University of Singapore, had vomited in 69-year-old Sun Chuan Hua’s taxi before leaving without paying the fare. Soosay then handed a S$50 note after Mr Sun chased after him and threatened to call the police.
As he was walking back to his taxi to get change, Mr Sun said Soosay struck from the back before straddling and punching him.
Mr Sun had suffered injuries to his forehead area, elbows, forearms and knees. He had to be hospitalized and needed 17 days of medical leave.
Soosay was found guilty and jailed for four months.
And as a result, The National University of Singapore terminated him as the assistant law professor.
NUS said 43-year-old Soosay, who has been teaching at the law faculty since 2008, was at first suspended without pay following his conviction on May 29.
“The university expects all members of its community to conduct themselves in accordance with the law. Dr Soosay has been convicted of a serious offence,” said an NUS spokesperson.