Throwback 2014: October

Throwback 2014: October

Grenade blast in Kuala Lumpur

A rare grenade blast rocked the Malaysian capital, killing one person and injuring 12, including one Singaporean.

Mr Wong Kim Teng, 67, was visiting the Bukit Bintang shopping district around 4.30am when the grenade went off.

It is an oft-visited area in Kuala Lumpur, with many tourists visiting its large malls and staying at the hotels there.

Mr Wong was walking to his car outside a Kuala Lumpur karaoke club when the grenade exploded.He said then: "It was like thunder.

And suddenly, I saw blood all over me."

It is believed that the target was a man known as Ah Hai, the "Godfather" of a gang, who was reportedly in the club at the time.

A second grenade was thrown at him, but it failed to explode and he was unhurt.

After the incident, Kuala Lumpur police launched a manhunt for Ah Hai, cracking down on several nightclubs.

She cleans faeces off elderly man

People walked quickly past 76-year-old Tan Soy Yong, who had soiled his trousers and had faeces smeared all over his body at a Toa Payoh FairPrice supermarket.

But bedsheet promoter Madam Noriza A. Mansor, 49, stayed to help Mr Tan and his wheelchair-bound wife, Madam Lee Bee Yian, 76.

Madam Noriza bought him a new pair of shorts, grabbed a box of tissue paper and cleaned him up with a pail of water before sending him and his wife home in a taxi.

It was an act of kindness that resonated with TNP readers, many of whom wrote in to offer Mr Tan help.

We caught up with Madam Noriza, who spoke to us over the phone amid a busy schedule selling bedsheets over the holiday season.

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"Everywhere I go to work, whether it is NTUC (FairPrice), Robinsons or Metro, random people come up to me and hug me, saying 'Thank you'," said Madam Noriza.

Her good deed did not just end there on the day she met Mr Tan.

She has been visiting him and the family every week to help them clean up their Potong Pasir flat, which was once cluttered with junk.

Said Madam Noriza: "Social workers have been going to clean his flat every month too. You see his flat now, it's so nice!"

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