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Kidnap scam foiled

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 2, 2008

Desperately pressing a cellphone to her ear and looking confused, Madam Koh Eng Pien, 73, attracted the attention of the staff at a Maybank branch in Ang Mo Kio last month.

Employees suspected something was amiss when she insisted on transferring $2,000 to a bank account in Malaysia.

‘She was having difficulty writing down the name and account number of the recipient,’ said assistant service manager Mr Alex Wong, 28, recently. ‘I could also hear someone shouting at her through her cellphone.’

She initially claimed the money was for a friend, but later admitted it was ransom for her kidnapped son.

Bank staff told her that it was probably a scam and advised her to call her relatives. When she did, Madam Koh found out that her 40-year-old son, a coffee-shop supervisor, was at work. (story)


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Hawker centres closed for rennovations

Posted by jtsmyth8 on April 1, 2008

Foodies will have to look elsewhere to satisfy their cravings as two hawker centres at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 and Upper Boon Keng Road have closed for upgrading from Tuesday. The National Environment Agency said the hawker centres – Blocks 160 and 162 at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 and Block 17 at Upper Boon Keng Road – are expected to reopen at the start of next year.

During the upgrading period, most stallholders from the two hawker centres have chosen to take a break.

The upgraded centre at Ang Mo Kio will have more ramps and wider paths to make it more accessible for the elderly and the handicapped. (story)

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Massage and a murder

Posted by jtsmyth8 on January 22, 2008

1 day after he was discovered, his clothes stained with blood, next to his Chinese lover, a Singapore hawker told police he killed the woman because she had stabbed him in the stomach, the High Court heard on Tuesday.From his hospital bed, Eu Lim Hoklai told investigators he strangled Madam Yu Hongjin until he fainted, following a fight on June 18, 2006. The statement was admitted as evidence on Tuesday during the second day of Eu’s trial for the capital charge of murder.

Eu said that even while talking on his mobile phone, he kept one hand around Madam Yu’s neck during a melee in her Ang Mo Kio massage parlour. (story)

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