It was reported in ST today (6 Jun) that a woman driving a red Ferrari got into an argument with another motorist and allegedly assaulted him.
The woman named Shi Ka Yee appeared in court yesterday. She is accused of punching Mr Raphael Chong in his face more than three years ago on Feb 25, 2014. As a result, he suffered a cut above his right eyebrow.
The court heard that Chong was waiting in his car for a parking space along Telok Ayer Street that day. Mdm Shi then came in her red Ferrari. Probably afraid of scratching her Ferrari, she started shouting and sounded her horn to get Chong to move his car.
Chong didn’t want to move for fearing of losing a good parking spot. Besides, other cars were passing through easiy as the road was wide enough. Mdm Shi became very upset and launched into “verbal diarrhoea” against him.
She then got out of her Ferrari to snap pictures of him, holding up the traffic behind. Another motorist, Mr Stephen Choy, offered to help her, “There is enough space for your car to go by. If you want, I can guide you through.” However, she declined his offer.
At this point, Chong told her, “Don’t know how to drive, don’t drive a Ferrari.” This made Mdm Shi even more angry. She then walked towards his car and punched him on the right side of his face through an open window.
As Mdm Shi was wearing rings on her fingers, her punch caused a cut on Chong’s forehead. She then went back to her Ferrari and drove away, apparently driving-by Chong’s car without any problems. Chong called the police thereafter.
Red Ferrari driver causes traffic jam in Orchard Rd
This is not the first time Mdm Shi appeared in the news involving her red Ferrari. Last year, she was being investigated by the Traffic Police for stopping her Ferrari in the middle of Orchard Road in front of a tour bus and blocked off three out of five lanes, which caused a traffic jam.
Apparently, she got angry when the tour bus driver allegedly honked at her for being slow in making a turn. She stepped out of her Ferrari to confront the bus driver, leaving her Ferrari in the middle of Orchard Road blocking the traffic behind.
An eye witness at the Orchard Road incident said, “I felt that the Ferrari driver was too much. Just because you drive a sports car, you think you are so big?”
Red Ferrari driver quarrels with her neighbour
She was also in the news over another case involving a feud with her neighbour. The branches of a tree on her Astrid Hills property were encroaching into her neighbour’s front yard, causing problems to her neighbour with falling leaves and branches.
In one incident, she revved her sports car engine and moved towards her neighbour while he was standing in front of the car, endangering his safety. She was also accused of hurling abuse and expletives at her neighbour with the intent to harass him.
Red Ferrari driver Mdm Shi Ka Yee is ex-PAP MP Heng Chiang Meng’s “co-investor”
Mdm Shi Ka Yee appears to be quite “connected” to ex-PAP MP Heng Chiang Meng.
Heng joined Keppel Land as a board director after some time he retired from politics in 2001.
On 26 Dec 2006, Keppel Land announced that Heng and Shi, had been issued options to buy the Marina Bay Residence developed by Keppel. As Heng was a board director and Keppel being a public listed company, the company needs to inform the public of any impending insider purchase by Heng and related family members. The property cost more than $4 million.
At first, Keppel announced that Heng and Shi are “Director and spouse” in the transaction with the company:
Subsequently on 29 Dec 2006, Keppel made another public announcement saying that Heng and Shi are “co-investors” instead:
“Further to the announcement on 26 December 2006, Keppel Land Limited wishes to advise that Ms Shi Ka Yee is Mr Heng Chian Meng’s co-investor, and not spouse as stated therein, in respect of their purchase of 18 Marina Boulevard #36-10, Singapore 018980”
But the heading of the second announcement still says: “Sale Of Properties To Directors And/Or The Family Members”. This means Shi must still be related to Heng somehow, even though she is his “co-investor”.
Heng was the PAP MP for Jalan Kayu (1984-1988) and Cheng San GRC (1988-2001). He also chaired the Government Parliamentary Committees for Communications and the Environment as well as Ang Mo Kio-Cheng San Community Development Council, and the Cheng San Town Council.
He is now a Member of Keppel Land‘s Audit Committee and Board Safety Committee.