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Jail for groom who lied about earlier sham marriage

Yesterday, Norizuan was jailed for eight weeks after he admitted lying to the police. He had pleaded guilty last Friday to giving false information and an unrelated charge of punching and damaging a bus in a row with its driver. But it turned out he had accepted $1,700 to enter into a sham marriage while short of cash. Pleading for leniency, he said: "My (fiancee) is pregnant again, and I have a 10-month-old daugher. I regret what I have done." His family, who were in court, declined to speak to reporters. In sentencing him, District Judge Toh Yung Cheong also considered a third offence of criminal breach of trust, to which Norizuan also admitted.

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