23-year-old Malaysian man arrested for Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal murder

23-year-old Malaysian man arrested for Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal murder
A 54-year-old woman was found dead in a drain at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on Nov 25 2016, in a case of suspected murder.
PHOTO: The Straits Times

A 23-year-old Malaysian man has been arrested on suspicion of being connected to a murder that took place last month at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

On Nov 25, cleaning supervisor Madam Maimunah Awang was found dead in a 2m-deep drain at the terminal. Her body was found lying behind a substation near her rest area and there were injuries on her neck and stomach, reported The Straits Times.

Madam Maimunah, 54, had gone uncontactable on the afternoon before her death. The gold jewellery she usually wore was missing, an employee at the ferry terminal told The Straits Times.

The suspect was arrested on Sunday (Dec 18) in Malaysia after a warrant of arrest was issued by the State Courts in Singapore with assistance from the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP), said the authorities in a statement on Tuesday.

He was handed over to the Singapore Police Force (SPF) on Monday evening and is expected to face charges tomorrow (Dec 21) for his alleged crime.

Director of the Criminal Investigation Department, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Sekher Warrier expressed gratitude to the RMP for its support on the case and adde that the SPF "will continue to work closely with our foreign law enforcement partners to bring such fugitives home to face justice."

ssandrea@sph.com.sg

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