Published: 11 May 2022
1. Cameron Lachlan Milne (Milne), a 41-year-old Australian private jet pilot who was charged in Court on 18 March 2022, has been deported from Singapore.
2. In the evening of 14 June 2018, Milne had alcoholic drinks at a hotel in the Marina Bay area. At about 1.30am, on 15 June 2018, Milne left the bar to buy water at a mall nearby. A group of workers was carrying out cable installation works in the vicinity. He climbed onto a lorry involved in the works, and threw the equipment inside around. The supervisor of the cable installation works called the Police when he refused to get down from the lorry.
3. Milne subsequently attempted to run away but fell. During the fall, Milne pulled one of the National Servicemen, who was escorting the installation works, along with him, and tore the NSman’s shirt in the process. After the Police arrived, Milne was arrested for causing annoyance whilst drunk under the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act 2015. While in the Police car, Milne repeatedly kicked the driver and the front passenger seats where two of the Police officers were seated. While trying to restrain him, one of the officers who was seated in the backseat with him was kicked on the left side of the head behind the ear, causing injuries to the officer. Milne also attempted to bite the officer’s hand twice. He hurled various abusive words at the three officers escorting him in the car.
4. On 18 March 2022, Milne was sentenced to 10 weeks’ jail and a fine of $5,000 for the following offences:
(a) Two counts of using criminal force on a public servant under Section 353 of the Penal Code;
(b) One count of voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from the discharge of his duty under Section 332 of the Penal Code;
(c) One count of attempted voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from the discharge of his duty under Section 332 read with Section 511 of the Penal Code;
(d) Three counts of using abusive words towards a public servant under Section 6(3) of the Protection from Harassment Act; and
(e) Causing annoyance whilst drunk under Section 14(2) of the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act 2015.
5. Milne’s Employment Pass was cancelled after his conviction, and he was deported on 11 May 2022 after serving his sentence and barred from re-entering Singapore.
6. The Ministry of Home Affairs has zero tolerance of acts of violence against public servants who are carrying out their duties, and will not hesitate to take strong action against those who do so.