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Boon Tat stabbing: Accused sent for psychiatric evaluation

Suspect’s family to get him a lawyer by next court date; victim cremated yesterday  The man accused of murdering his son-in-law before a lunchtime crowd in the Central Business District on Monday was taken back to court yesterday. The prosecution asked that Tan Nam Seng, 69, be remanded at the Complex Medical Centre in Changi Prison for psychiatric assessment. The judge agreed to the request. Tan was charged on Wednesday with causing the death of Mr Spencer Tuppani, 38, a former director of port operations and logistics service provider TNSRead More


Gunmen in Thailand kill eight in village chief’s home

Thai police say eight people died after gunmen opened fire inside a village chief’s home, in a rare mass shooting. The incident took place on Monday in the southern province of Krabi, which is popular with tourists. Police said the gunmen, who wore military-style clothing, had demanded to search the house. The attackers held those in the home, including the chief, captive for several hours before shooting them and fleeing in a car. Three people were also seriously injured in the attack, which police believe stemmed from a personal dispute.Read More


Boon Tat Street murder victim sold ‘everything he owned’ to save business

The victim of the fatal Boon Tat Street stabbing managed to turn around a shipping business on the brink of bankruptcy during the 2007-2008 economic crisis. Mr Spencer Tuppani, 38, who was the chief executive officer of TNS Ocean Lines, told August Man magazine in 2014 that he sold “practically everything he owned” to keep the company afloat. It became profitable again in 18 months, and by 2014, its turnover had exceeded $100 million. Mr Tuppani was a finalist of the Outstanding Entrepreneur Award at the SICCI-DBS Singapore Indian EntrepreneurRead More


Suspect in Boon Tat Street stabbing: ‘He’s my son-in-law, let him die’

When a customer told him that a man was bleeding outside his restaurant, Mr Eldad Tan, 28, rushed out to help the victim. He was shocked when an elderly man told him not to help the victim and to let him die. The 38-year-old victim later died from stab wounds sustained in the attack in Telok Ayer around 1.20pm yesterday. A police spokesman said he was taken unconscious to Singapore General Hospital (SGH), where he died an hour later. A 69-year-old suspect has been arrested. The New Paper understands theRead More


2 arrested after 41-year-old man found dead in Geylang

SINGAPORE: Two Bangladeshi men have been arrested in connection with the death of a 41-year-old man in Geylang on Sunday (Jul 9). The suspects, aged 30 and 34, were arrested separately on Sunday and Monday, said the police in a news release. The victim was found lying motionless at Geylang Lorong 24A on Sunday morning and was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene at about 8.05am. Channel NewsAsia understands that the man was found with injuries on his head and upper body. The case has been classified as anRead More


Bedok double murder: Maid arrested in Indonesia will not be sent to Singapore

SINGAPORE: An Indonesian maid suspected of murdering her elderly Singaporean employers in their Bedok Reservoir Road flat has been arrested, according to a report on Wednesday (Jun 28). Indonesia police news portal Tribrata News said 40-year-old Khasanah was arrested at a hotel in Tanjung Jabung Barat in the Indonesian province of Jambi on Tuesday. According to the report, the police were tipped off by members of the public who had overheard the woman speaking on the phone. “What’s their condition? I don’t know. If they died, I just want to goRead More


Bedok double murder: Money, valuables missing from elderly couple’s flat

Money and valuables were missing from the Bedok Reservoir Road home of an elderly couple who were murdered on Wednesday, reported Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News. Indonesian maid Khasanah, 41, a suspect in the deaths of Mr Chia Ngim Fong, 79, and his wife Chin Sek Fah, 78, is believed to have fled to Indonesia. It is unclear if the missing items were on her when she left on a ferry from HarbourFront Centre. The bodies of the elderly couple were found in their five-room executive flat at BlockRead More


Bedok Reservoir Road murder: Elderly couple found dead in second-floor flat

SINGAPORE – The police are investigating the double murder of an elderly couple at a second-floor unit at Block 717 Bedok Reservoir Road on Wednesday (June 21). At about 9.45pm, police officers were seen combing through the contents of a rubbish chute at the foot of the block. They took three knives away. The police said it was called to the unit at around 3.39pm and found a 79-year-old man and a 78-year-old woman lying motionless within. Both were pronounced dead around 3.57pm by paramedics. At least one of themRead More


Kim Jong Nam murder case moves to Malaysian high court

KUALA LUMPUR – The case of two women charged in Malaysia with killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader was transferred to a higher court on Tuesday, as a defense lawyer complained of not getting all of the documents he had requested. Indonesian Siti Aishah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, from Vietnam, face the death penalty if convicted of murdering Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur airport on Feb. 13.  The two women are accused of smearing Kim’s face with VX nerve agent, a chemical described by theRead More


Singaporean charged with attempted murder over Brisbane hammer attack

SINGAPORE: Australian authorities have charged a 31-year-old Singaporean man with one count of attempted murder, Queensland police said on Wednesday (May 10). In an announcement on their website, police said the alleged murder attempt on a 20-year-old woman took place at Norman Park in Brisbane on Monday. They confirmed that the alleged attack happened at around 9.30pm at a Norman Avenue residence, and that the woman had been hit on the head with a hammer and stabbed multiple times. Authorities also said that the man had fled the scene onRead More


Brit’s murder latest: Suspects hired van from border – one shaved his beard off on journey back

PATTAYA: — Police in Pattaya have interviewed the minivan driver who drove the two suspects in the murder of Tony Kenway to the resort from the Cambodian border Lert Laimeun, 48, said the two men – Miles Dicken Turner, a Briton, and Abel Caldeira Bonito, a South African – paid him 2,500 baht a day to rent him and his van for seven days. He took them to Pattaya on the 19th and was given a further 500 baht a day to stay in a resort in Bang Lamung. He was told to stay onRead More


Court issues arrest warrants against Briton, South African over murder of British businessman

The Pattaya Court Thursday issued arrest warrants against a Briton and a South African man accusing of murdering a British businessman in Pattaya on Tuesday. Chon Buri police chief Pol Maj Gen Somprasong Yenthuam said the court approved the warrants against Miles Dicken Turner, who holds a British passport, and Abel Caldeira Bonito, who holds a South African passport. They were charged with collaborating in killing Tony Kenway, 39, and with having gun and ammunition in control without license as well as carrying firearms in public place. Somprasong said immigrationRead More


Man charged with murder in Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal death

SINGAPORE: A 23-year-old Malaysian man was charged on Wednesday (Dec 21) with the murder of Madam Maimunah Awang, whose body was found in a deep drain near Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, where the 54-year-old worked as a cleaning supervisor. Ahmad Muin Yaacob is accused of killing the mother of five on Nov 24, between 12pm and 1pm. Her body was found the next day, reportedly with neck injuries and without the gold jewellery she was known to be fond of wearing. Mdm Maimunah was pronounced dead by paramedics at theRead More


British banker accused of Hong Kong murders ‘turned from superman to depraved addict,’ court told

A Hong Kong jury was told on Friday about the rapid descent of a “superman” British investment banker to a “depraved drug and alcohol addict” when he killed two Indonesian women in his upmarket flat. Rurik George Caton Jutting, a former Bank of America Merrill Lynch employee, pleaded not guilty to the murders of 23-year-old Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih, 26 on account of “diminished responsibility” resulting from multiple mental disorders of narcissism, sexual sadism, cocaine and alcohol abuse. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter – which wasRead More


British banker Rurik Jutting denies murder of two women in Hong Kong

The financier accused of the killings of two Indonesian women admitted only to manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility Rurik Jutting, the Cambridge-educated financier accused of murdering two Indonesian women in his apartment.  A Cambridge-educated British banker has pleaded not guilty to the murder of two young Indonesian women found dead at his luxury Hong Kong home almost two years ago, blaming a “personality disorder” for the killings. Rurik Jutting, 31, was arrested in the early hours of 1 November 2014 after he called police to his 31st floor flatRead More