The State Courts in Singapore. Photo: Google Maps
The State Courts in Singapore. Photo: Google Maps

A 32-year-old Myanmar man was jailed for 20 weeks on Thursday by a Singapore court after pleading guilty to three counts of insulting the modesty of a woman in October 2016. Nine other charges were included in the sentencing.

Defendant Pyae Phyo Aung, a trainee ship officer, owned a pinhole camera pen and installed it in the bathroom of an apartment he shared with some female tenants, The Straits Time reported on Thursday.

The court heard that he admitted placing the device for filming videos of his co-tenants while they showered – so he could watch them later on his computer. The names and nationalities of his female co-tenants were not disclosed.

On October 27 last year, a 31-year-old woman who was a co-tenant and one of his ‘victims’ found the digital device with a blinking green light while cleaning near the toilet.

The victim handed the pen to the main tenant, who then gave it to the police.

The defendant denied any wrongdoing at first, but later admitted it to police.

A total of nine video clips of women showering for an average length from 20 seconds to 10 minutes were recovered.