PRC netizens speculate that Ma Chi may be linked to a fugitive mafia boss from Chongqing?
Posted by temasektimes on May 16, 2012
Ma Chi has become a public figure of hate in Singapore after his speeding Ferrari rammed into a Comfort Delgro taxi in the early hours of Saturday morning killing himself and two other victims, a Japanese woman Shigemi Ito and a 52 year old cabby Cheng Teck Hock, who leaves behind 3 children aged between 16 and 21 years old.
The Ferrari 599GTO is of limited edition and reportedly worth S$1.4 million dollars.
According to one local socio-political blog ‘TR Emeritus’, Ma Chi is linked to a fugitive mafia boss by the name of Ma Yong (马永) from the city of Chongqing. He fled south to the city of Guangzhou in 2007 after a crackdown initiated on criminal gangs by then Chongqing Communist Party Chief Bo Xilai and his police chief Wang Lijun.
The blog also claimed that several postings by PRC netizens alleged that “Ma Chi was involved in money-laundering in Hong kong, to the tune of several millions a month.”
[Source: TR Emeritus]
However, we are unable to find any postings by PRC netizens on the subject matter so far.
The shocking accident was given extensive publicity in by both the print and new media, fueling already rampant anti-foreigner sentiments in Singapore as angry Singaporeans vent their frustration at the government’s immigration policies online.