THE wife of Venture Corp chairman and chief executive officer was charged in a magistrate's court with slapping a flight attendant last September.
Tan Siew Hoon, 61, is accused of causing hurt to Singapore Airlines stewardess Thia Jiamin, 25, on the left cheek on board a Tokyo-bound flight on Sept 20.
A week ago, Tan had settled a suit with Ms Thia who sought unspecified damages for 'emotional and mental distress'' as a result of the 'wrongful assault and battery'' as well as for defamation. The terms of settlement were confidential.
Tan and her husband, Mr Wong Ngit Liong, were in the business class of the Singapore Airlines flight when the alleged incident took place at around 3pm.
Her lawyer, Mr Ravinderpal Singh, told the court on Thursday he had made representations, and the prosecution asked for three weeks.
The case will be mentioned on April 3.
If convicted, she can be jailed for up one year or fined up to $1,000 or both.