Thursday, 7 July 2016

Guilty As Charged

25 Crimes that have shaken Singapore since 1965

Guilty As Charged: 25 Crimes That Have Shaken Singapore Since 1965, was first published in The Straits Times Star E-Books app in Jul 2015. The publication was a collaboration between The Straits Times and the Singapore Police Force.

THE SUNNY ANG TRIAL (1965)
KILLER: Sunny Ang Soo Suan killed his 22-year-old girlfriend after taking out a host of insurance policies on her life. PHOTO: ST FILE

THE CASE OF MIMI WONG (1970)
Mimi Wong Weng Siu was the first woman to be sent to the gallows after Singapore’s independence. PHOTO: ST FILE

GOLD BAR MURDERS (1971)
Criminal Investigation Department officers inspecting the recovered gold bars. PHOTO: ST FILE

THE CASE OF LIM BAN LIM (1972)
Lim Ban Lim’s body covered with a tarpaulin after police were finally able to bring him down. WANBAO FILE PHOTO

THE TONTINE KILLING (1974)
Police officers removing an earthernware jar containing a woman’s torso. It belonged to Madam Quek Lay Eng. PHOTO: ST FILE

SWIMMING TRUNK GANG (1975)
ROBBERS: Khalil (left) and Suhaymi of the swimming trunk gang arriving for court before being sentenced to 64 years in jail and 144 strokes of the cane in total. PHOTO: ST FILE

MOUNT VERNON MURDERS (1978)
THE KILLERS: (from left) Yeo Ching Boon, Ong Hwee Kuan and Ong Chin Hock. PHOTO: ST FILE

RITUAL MURDERS (1981)
Adrian Lim's House of Horror: Two children were killed here, a seventh-story flat in Block 12, Toa Payoh Lorong 7. The unit was vacant for five years after the murders until a Catholic family moved in. PHOTO: ST FILE

ANDREW ROAD MURDERS (1983)
Members of the Police Tactical Team outside retired businessman Robert Tay’s bungalow at Andrew Road on July 23, 1983. Mr Tay, his wife and their Filipino maid were found murdered. PHOTO: ST FILE

NICK LEESON, ROGUE TRADER (1995)
Leeson being escorted by Commercial Affairs Department officers as he clears immigration at Changi Airport after being extradited from Frankfurt. PHOTO: ST FILE

TOURIST FROM HELL (1996)
The prison van carrying murderer John Martin Scripps leaving the High Court after the trial. PHOTO: ST FILE

ROLEX MURDER (1998)
A police officer holding the watch for which Jonaris killed Madam Poh. PHOTO: ST FILE

THE CASE OF ANTHONY LER (2001)
Anthony Ler faking sorrow at his wife’s wake. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER FILE

ORCHARD TOWERS MURDERS (2002)
British businessman Michael McCrea sitting in a police van leaving the Subordinate Courts. He killed his driver and a Chinese national, and was sentenced to a total of 24 years in jail. PHOTO: ZAOBAO FILE

HIGH-ROLLING HUSTLER (2004)
Asia Pacific Breweries executive Chia Teck Leng (left) cheated four banks of more than $117 million. His girlfriend Li Jin faced charges of using a forged passport to enter and leave Singapore. POLICE FILE PHOTOS

HUANG NA'S MURDER (2004)
Huang Na's parents had to be supported at the Mandai Crematorium as they watched their daughter's coffin roll into the furnace. The Primary 2 student was killed in a storeroom at the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre. PHOTO: ST FILE

KALLANG BODY PARTS MURDER (2005)
The police found the murdered woman’s head at an incineration plant in Tuas. PHOTO: ST FILE

BODY PARTS IN ORCHARD ROAD (2005)
Body parts were found in a bag near the Orchard MRT station on Sept 9, 2005. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER FILE

THE ONE-EYED DRAGON (2006)
The killer Tan Chor Jin (in red) being brought back to the murder scene in Serangoon Avenue 4. There, he was shouted at by the victim’s wife and mother. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

THE SUNSHINE EMPIRE (2006)
James Phang Wah, the founder and head of Sunshine Empire, was sentenced to nine years’ jail and a $60,000 fine for criminal breach of trust. PHOTO: ST FILE

KILLING OF NONOI (2006)
Madam Mastura Kamsir refusing to leave her daughter Nonoi’s side after she was buried. PHOTO: ST FILE

YISHUN TRIPLE MURDER (2008)
Murder suspect Wang Zhijian being escorted to the crime scene at Block 349, Yishun Avenue 11 by police officers. He killed three women, including his lover and her daughter. PHOTO: ST FILE

TAXI MURDER (2009)
Police at a forested area near Sembawang Beach, where the body of taxi driver Yuen Swee Hong, 58, was found. PHOTO: SHIN MIN FILE

YAP WENG WAH, SEX PREDATOR (2015)
Yap Weng Wah committed the offences over a period of three years, until June 2012 when the sister of an 11-year-old checked his cellphone. She found SMS exchanges between Yap and her brother. They went to the police. PHOTO: ST FILE

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Links:
Guilty As Charged: Crimes that have shaken Singapore since 1965
Guilty As Charged: The Sunny Ang Trial (1965)
Guilty As Charged: The case of Mimi Wong (1970)
Guilty As Charged: Gold bar murders (1971)
Guilty As Charged: The case of Lim Ban Lim (1972)
Guilty As Charged: The Tontine killing (1974)
Guilty As Charged: The swimming trunk gang (1975)
Guilty As Charged: The Mount Vernon murders (1978)
Guilty As Charged: The Adrian Lim ritual murders case (1981)
Guilty As Charged: Andrew Road murders (1983)
Guilty As Charged: Nick Leeson, rogue trader (1995)
Guilty As Charged: Tourist from Hell, John Martin Scripps (1996)
Guilty As Charged: Rolex murder (1998)
Guilty As Charged: The case of Anthony Ler (2001)
Guilty As Charged: Orchard Towers Murders (2002)
Guilty As Charged: High-rolling hustler (2004)
Guilty As Charged: Huang Na's murder (2004)
Guilty As Charged: Kallang body parts murder (2005)
Guilty As Charged: Body parts in Orchard Road (2005)
Guilty As Charged: '1-eye Dragon' Tan Chor Jin shot nightclub owner (2006)
Guilty As Charged: The Sunshine Empire (2006)

Guilty As Charged: Man dunked stepdaughter Nonoi (2006)
Guilty As Charged: Man murders lover, her daughter and flatmate (2008)
Guilty As Charged: Man stabs taxi driver to death during robbery (2009)
Guilty As Charged: Sex predator Yap Weng Wah (2015)


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List of major crimes in Singapore - Wikipedia
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The Sunny Ang murder case | Infopedia
Geylang Bahru family murders (1979) | Infopedia - eResources
Singapore Death Flats - SFOGS - Singapore's Freakiest Online Ghost
Headlines that shook Singapore (since 1955) | Remember Singapore
Safety, Law, and Crime in Singapore | InterNations.org
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Worst crimes in Singapore
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