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PRC technician Yuan Zhenghua to be remanded at IMH for evaluation of ‘mental status’

Posted by temasektimes on March 24, 2012

Thirty year old PRC technician Yuan Zhenghua (袁振华) who allegedly caused a fatal accident at the Budget Terminal last Saturday will be remanded at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) to evaluate his ‘mental state’.

Yuan was charged in court on Friday with “dangerous driving causing death, driving without a valid licence and driving the cab without valid insurance policy.” He appeared to be ‘calm’ when the charges were read to him in court.

All the sentences for the above offences carry a maximum penalty of a jail term between three months and five years only. Yuan was already charged with ‘voluntarily causing hurt in robbery’ which could see him jailed for up to 20 years and at least 12 strokes of cane.

The prosecution has requested Yuan to be remanded for further assessment of his mental condition and the trial will begin on 5 April next month.

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Budget Terminal accident: PRC technician Yuan Zhenghua to face three more charges

Posted by temasektimes on March 23, 2012

Thirty year old PRC ‘FT’ technician Yuan Zhenghua who allegedly caused a fatal accident at the Budget Terminal last Saturday has been charged in court today with “dangerous driving causing death, driving without a valid licence and driving the cab without valid insurance policy.” 

All the sentences for the above offences carry a maximum penalty of a jail term between three months and five years only. Yuan was already charged with ‘voluntarily causing hurt in robbery’ which could see him jailed for up to 20 years and at least 12 strokes of cane.

The tragic accident triggered an outcry in Singapore with many calling for a ‘harsh’ penalty to be imposed on Yuan.

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PRC netizens in Singapore rally to raise funds for family of Chandra Mogan

Posted by temasektimes on March 21, 2012

PRC netizens in Singapore are organizing a donation drive online to raise funds for the family of the late Chandra Mogan, a Malaysian cleaning supervisor who was killed after a hijacked taxi driven by a PRC man hit him along the driveway of the Budget Terminal last Saturday morning.

The donation drive was started by a PRC netizen ‘GreatHua’ on the Lion City Forum:

[Source: Lion City Forum]

“GreatHua” wrote that the donation drive was started not only to provide comfort and compensation to the family of the deceased, but to allow them to express their guilt and regret at the accident committed by a fellow ‘comrade’.

He added that it will help unite mainland Chinese living in Singapore and to salvage their embattled image.

Judging from the response so far, many PRC netizens are supportive of the donation drive and are actively spreading the message on social media.

Meanwhile, Changi Airport Group has opened a donation channel to the public to help the family of Chandra Mogan.

For cash donations, there is a collection box at the CAG corporate reception, located on Level 4 of Terminal 2.

Under the Work Injury Compensation Act, Mr Mogan’s family could also claim up to that amount in damages against his employer.

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Donation to the family of late Chandra Mogan who was killed in a fatal accident at Budget Terminal

Posted by temasektimes on March 20, 2012

In the last two days, we have received numerous emails from netizens regarding on how they can assist the family of the late Mr Chandra Mogan.

Mr Mogan died in the Saturday morning accident at the Budget Terminal, where he worked as a cleaner after a hijacked taxi driven by a PRC man crashed into the driveway.

For the convenience of those who wish to assist, they can make their cheques to

Pusparani A/P Mogan

and mail them to:

The Mogan Family c/o Changi Airport Group,

Corporate Communications,

PO Box 168, Singapore Changi Airport,

Singapore 918146.

Cheques should reach CAG no later than Friday, 30 March 2012. You may wish to indicate your name at the back of the cheque.

Mr Mogan leaves behind his mother, his wife and four children (aged 9, 7 and 5 years and 2.5 months). We extend our condolences to Mr Mogan’s family.

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Wife of Chandra Mogan worried about future after husband was killed in fatal accident caused by PRC man

Posted by temasektimes on March 19, 2012

The wife of deceased cleaner Chandra Mogan, who was killed in a fatal accident caused by a PRC man who hijacked a taxi on Saturday morning, expressed her worries about the future after her husband’s tragic passing.

34 year old cleaning supervisor Chandra Mogan from Malaysia was on duty that morning when he was hit by a ComfortDelgro taxi by a PRC man who hijacked it earlier after assaulting the driver.

His family is in Johor and he’s said to have four children, with the youngest about four months old.

His wife Madam Pusparani, who was working at Terminal 3 when the accident happened, fainted on the spot after reaching the accident scene. They were married for twelve years.

“Our children were his life. He was so excited when we had a girl, because he had always wanted a daughter. He bought her so many things, and now he is gone,” she said in an interview with the media.

A teary Madam Pusparani said she had three meals a day together with her husband and they would leave from their home in Johor Bahru to work at 9 pm every night.

“How am I going to support my four children with a monthly salary of only S$1,200?” she added.

Meanwhile, the PRC man has been charged with ‘voluntarily causing hurt in armed robbery’ at Changi General Hospital where he is currently warded for treatment of his injuries sustained during the accident.

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Baey Yam Keng wants ‘harsh penalty’ for PRC man who caused fatal accident at Budget Terminal

Posted by temasektimes on March 18, 2012

Embattled PAP MP for Tampines GRC Baey Yam Keng has ‘condemned’ the 30 year old PRC man who caused a fatal accident at the Budget Terminal on Saturday morning this time instead of asking Singaporeans to ‘reflect’ on themselves as in Sun Xu case.

A 34 year old Malaysian cleaner was killed on the spot at the Budget terminal after being hit by a taxi driven by a 30 year old PRC man. According to ComfortDelGro spokesperson Tammy Tan, the taxi driver was driving the PRC man to the airport when they somehow got into an argument.

Upon reaching the destination, the PRC passenger refused to pay the taxi driver and started to attack him. He then got into the taxi and drove off hitting the cleaner at the driveway in front of the Budget Terminal moments later.

The unfortunate accident shocked the entire nation, prompting some netizens to ask for Mr Baey’s opinion on his Facebook:

[Source: Baey Yam Keng's Facebook]

In response to queries from a netizen who asked him if he would now ask Singaporean taxi drivers to ‘reflect on themselves for creating the tension and argument with the PRC killer,’ Mr Baey replied:

“This is such a heinous act of crime. The culprit must receive a harsh penalty and punishment. My sympathy goes to the taxi driver Mr Yeow and the family of Mr Chandra Mogan.”

Mr Baey’s response this time appeared to contrast his immediate reaction to NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu’s infamous remark on there ‘being more dogs than humans in Singapore.’

In an interview with a local tabloid on the Sun Xu saga, Mr Baey tried to obfuscate Sun’s infamous remark on the ‘dogs’ to suggest that he might mean something else:

“Even his comment about the dogs – it might not literally mean that, it might mean something else, even though it is definitely not something positive.”

He ended the interview calling on Singaporeans to reflect upon themselves:

“We should take this opportunity to reflect upon ourselves, but we should (also) be confident of ourselves. Even though some of us are like that, majority of Singaporeans are gracious, there are good people in Singapore.”

Unfortunately, Mr Baey’s sudden change of ‘tune’ this time did not convince many netizens as illustrated by these comments on Hardwarezone forum:

“sibeh wayang….. wanna use this incident to “redeem” himself ah?” – Charlie_Zhang

“The taxi driver should reflect himself for causing distress to the china guy.” – hydro77

“Trying to win back the pple, bit by bit….nothing personal, just political nia..” – GenesisX

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