Ja was an ordinary chief steward who loved to have fun whenever he worked with stewardesses.He didn't mean to be a chee koh pek or flirtatious with them. He was cheeky no doubt but meant no harm towards them.
There was story about Ja helping a fellow crew who had lost the company's money at a casino in London. The leading steward lost about S$1,000 playing Roulette. When Ja met him at the casino,he told Ja about his loss (the money belonged to the company thru'bar sales).
Ja being a kind chief helped recouped the loss by "defeating" the casino in the game of Roulette. The 1k which Ja won was returned to the leading steward.
The above story was told here to show that Ja was a kind and helpful guy.
The actual story which I am about to tell is about how Ja was "reported" by a Japanese crew and eventually got a sack from SIA.
On one of his flights,Ja was working with a Japanese stewardess Yuki. The pax load was light and they were working in the business class. Out of boredom and mischief,Ja playfully stuck a banana into Yuki's backside. Yuki let out a scream and seemed to enjoy it. They both had a good laugh and went back to serving their paxs.
At the end of the flight, Ja apologised to Yuki about the banana incidence. The apology was made not because Ja thought he was doing the wrong thing but just to be polite.
A few days later Yuki met her senior Japanese crew. Over a meal,Yuki told about the banana incidence. It was never meant to be a complaint against Ja but the senior crew took it seriously. She cajoled Yuki into writing a complaint against Ja over the incidence. Yuki didn't want to complain but culturally it was difficult to go against the wishes of her senior. Reluctantly,Yuki wrote a complaint against Ja.
A disciplinary inquiry was held a few weeks later by SIA cabin crew and HR division. It ended with Ja being dismissed from the company.
Footnote: Ja had an elder brother who was also a senior crew with SIA at that time. This brother of his had divorced his Japanese stewardess wife who was a friend of the senior Japanese stewardess who had instigated Yuki to complain against Ja. I am not sure whether the divorce had anything to do with Ja's case.
BTW that senior Japanese stewardess had strong connection with cc managment people.