New Zealander given Singapore PR after being charged for assaulting Singaporeans in Suntec brawl
Posted by temasektimes on September 11, 2012
He was charged in 2010 for hitting Singaporean Mr Laurence Wong Seong in the head and slamming the head of Mr Paul Louis Liew Kai Ming against a pillar.
The case sparked a massive public outcry last year after Dahlberg and another of his accomplice Briton Robert James Spring skipped bail.
What is more shocking is the fact that Dahlberg was granted Singapore PR after he was charged for a criminal offence.
In an interview with the New Zealand Herald, Dahlberg’s father Bill expressed his shock that his son was charged:
“Robert did the right thing by going to the police in the days after the incident and voluntarily giving a statement…..Robert stayed in Singapore, gaining permanent residency status, for 14 months after the incident. It was a shock to us all when charges were laid.” (read more here)
Dahlberg’s Singapore PR status was not reported by the Singapore media. It is not known if his PR will now be revoked or if he will be given Singapore citizenship soon.