Taman Pelangi Shell Station Murder Suspects Flee To Singapore, Only To Be Arrested
Of all the places they could have escaped to, suspects of the Johor Bahru petrol station murder decided to hide in one of Malaysia’s smallest neighbours – Singapore.
That’s right, our tiny island.
Now before you rush to hide your kids and tighten up security around your house, we would like to inform you that the seven suspects have already been arrested by the Singapore Police Force (SPF) on 20 Dec.
Nabbed suspects handed over to Malaysian Police Force
Singaporean media reported that seven suspects, four men and three women, were transferred over to the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) on the same day that the arrests were made.
According to The Malay Mail Online, two of the four men that were arrested in Singapore are “considered main suspects in the murder”.
Since setting up a special task force to apprehend the culprits, the RMP have brought in 14 suspects – the other 7 were caught in Johor and Penang.
Brazen murder in the open
On 17 Dec, the brutal killing of 44-year-old Tan Aik Chai, an alleged drug gang leader and loan shark, at a Shell petrol station in Taman Pelangi sent shock waves around Johor and Singapore after a video of the brutal act made its way online.
In the video, four men allegedly tried to push Mr Tan and his wife into a white BMW. When that failed, they proceeded to assault the gang leader, stabbing him in the chest.
But what about Mr Tan’s wife?
Reports from Star TV claimed that Mr Tan’s wife had managed to escape from the car and was trying to call for help when her husband was murdered.
Hiding in Singapore has got to be one of the dumbest moves the suspects could have done.
Have you noticed the abundance of forestation, nooks and crannies that are littered all over the island? Because we sure haven’t.
Netizens were equally as dumbfounded as us, questioning why the suspects chose to hide in our country rather than heading to Thailand or Indonesia where they have a better chance of escaping.
Good job SPF
However, we aren’t complaining that the suspects have been arrested thanks to our vigilant police force.
According to a Channel NewsAsia report on 21 Dec, the victim’s body has been released to his family to be buried in a Chinese cemetery in Malacca.
Meanwhile, the RMP will be continuing its investigations.