Sun, Jan 11, 2009
The Straits Times, AsiaOne
MP set alight by resident, sent to SGH

MP FOR Yio Chu Kang, Seng Han Thong is being treated at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) for burns after a man poured thinner on him and set him alight.

The Straits Times understands that Mr Seng was burnt on his face, neck and back.

The suspect, an elderly resident of the area, is believed to have poured the liquid on Mr Seng, 58, while he was at a grassroots event at Yio Chu Kang community club at about 11.45 am.

Police said they received a call at about noon telling them that two men had received face and neck burn wounds at the community club.

An SGH spokesperson confirmed that Mr Seng and another man were admitted to the Burns Unit shortly after 1 pm. The spokesperson added that Mr Seng suffered over 10 per cent burns.

Police have arrested the man who threw the flammable liquid.

Previous attack

As for Mr Seng, this is not the first time he has been attacked.

Yio Chu Kang Community Club

In 2006, an angry taxi driver punched Mr Seng for not helping him to get his revoked taxi licence reinstated.

The man was later acquitted after he agreed to Mr Seng's undisclosed terms.




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