Man who fell on road while holding taxi door: 'TNP responded to me the fastest'

Man who fell on road while holding taxi door: 'TNP responded to me the fastest'
PHOTO: Courtesy of Mohamad Hisham Ammiruddin

Mr Mohamad Hisham Ammiruddin, 39, had gone to his wife's workplace at Penjuru Logistics Hub, on Nov 6 as he wanted to convince her to stop working because he was concerned about her fainting spells.

But that would also be the day he would suffer lacerations to his forehead, nose, knees and elbows.

Mr Hisham alleged that a Comfort Delgro cabby sped off while the door was ajar and he was still holding on to it.

About a week after that, Mr Hisham, who has been reading The New Paper for about 20 years, decided to call TNP about the incident.

Mr Hisham, said: "I actually called the other newspapers regarding this matter but TNP responded to me the fastest.

"I just want to seek justice and say that what happened to me can happen to anyone else."

After the couple walked out of Penjuru Logistics Hub, his wife flagged a taxi, which stopped outside the guard post at Penjuru Lane.

They were arguing over Mr Hisham wanting his wife to stop working.

She told the taxi driver to go but she said she had also heard Mr Hisham telling the driver to wait.

A security guard who was less than 10m away told TNP that he saw a man holding on to the taxi door and running alongside it for about 30m before falling on the road face first.

The report was published on Nov 28 and police are investigating the case.

Another reader called in last Monday to tell TNP about her harrowing experience on a Batam-Singapore ferry, the Sea Prince. Ms Darini Soegiantoro, 32, a product manager, has been a TNP reader for about 15 years.

She said: "We decided to call in as we felt that TNP might be keen on our story and we trust that TNP would get our story right."

Last Sunday, Ms Darini, her boyfriend, Dutchman John Kerckhoffs, 50, and their friends boarded the last ferry to Singapore from the Nongsapura Ferry Terminal in Batam.

There were 97 people, including 51 Singaporeans and seven crew members on board.

Ms Darini said that 10 minutes into the journey, the ferry collided with something.


Shortly after that, the engine stalled and a crew member rushed in, shouting: "Life vests! Life vests!"

Most of the lights on the life vests, meant to attract the attention of potential rescuers, allegedly failed to work.

When all four of the life rafts were launched and the passengers started climbing into one, it tore and water started seeping in.

Ms Darini said: "Some of the passengers could have died that night if not for the sampans (which came to help). The level of assistance and help given could have been better."

All on board were rescued and none sustained injuries.

The article was published last Tuesday.

Mr Ronald Tay, 59, a dealer of kick scooters and electric scooters, sent an e-mail to TNP last Thursday about an incident involving an electric bicycle and his two elderly sisters.

Last Wednesday night, Madam Nancy Tay, 71, and Madam Lucy Tay, 64, were walking on the pavement when an electric bicycle charged towards them.

Before Madam Nancy Tay could dodge it, the bicycle - ridden by a boy - scraped her right shin, causing her to stumble.

Madam Lucy Tay was not so lucky. The bicycle continued at full speed and hit her in the right shin, causing a hairline fracture.

Mr Tay, said: "I wrote in to TNP about this incident and TNP was quick to respond to me.

"I just want to let the public and also LTA know about the incident so that people are more aware and careful."

The article was published last Friday.

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This article was first published on December 7, 2015.
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